Midlothian: Off-duty firefighter saves softball spectator in medical distress

  • Source: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
  • Published: 06/07/2018 05:21 PM

During Wednesday night's recreational softball game at Memorial Park in Midlothian, John Conway had the winning play. "I'm grabbing my bat to come out here on the on-deck circle and that's when my wife came by the gate and told me what was going on," Conway said. Santos Gutierrez, 78, was having a medical emergency while seated in the bleachers. Daniel Garcia said his grandmother didn't have a pulse. "At one point I stepped down, 'Oh man I think grandma just died,' and he stepped in," Garcia said. Conway stepped off the field to help the woman. "We are doing the chest compressions and everything and I hear everybody yell, 'Conway, Conway. You're up. Come up. Where are you?'" he said. "No one on the field knew what was going on until the umpire turned around and saw everything and he stopped the game." Seconds seemed like minutes and minutes felt like hours while the woman was on the ground.


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