Fan passes out during Patriots’ game against the Miami Dolphins but leaves stadium alert and awake after firefighter administered CPR

  • It was initially feared the fan was having a heart attack, a report said
  • Patriots confirmed that they left the stadium in an ambulance awake and alert
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A spectator at the New England Patriots’ game against the Miami Dolphins fainted on Sunday evening.

It was initially feared that the fan, whose identity is currently unknown, suffered cardiac arrest in the stands of Gillette Stadium, according to reports NFL Network host Bridget Condon.

Condon said a firefighter, who happened to be a friend of her father, reportedly noticed the ventilator in distress and sprang into action, administering life-saving CPR.

“My parents are at the Patriots game with their friends and someone in their section just had a heart attack and my dad’s friend (also a firefighter) started doing CPR on him and saved his life,” Condon told X, formerly known like Twitter.

‘Forget football. This is the best thing I’ve heard all day.’

A spectator at the New England Patriots’ game against the Miami Dolphins fainted

However, the Patriots confirmed to that the spectator did not suffer a heart attack, but fainted.

They said a fellow fan administered compressions, but luckily they weren’t necessary in the end.

Condon identified the two firefighters involved as Anthony Colella of Johnston RI Fire and Mark McCullough of Needham Fire.

The Patriots added that the fan “left the stadium awake and alert in an ambulance to a Boston hospital for observation.”

While it appears fortunately a tragedy was averted Sunday night, firefighters’ quick action to administer CPR comes just nine months after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field during a Monday Night Football game.