An 8 Year Old Boy Suffers a Heart Attack in Rohnert Park Little League Game

An 8 Year Old Boy Suffers a Heart Attack in Rohnert Park Little League Game

August 19, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


(MALE ANNOUNCER) THIS IS THE BAY AREA NEWS STATION, KRON 4 NEWS STARTS NOW.>>TONIGHT, ONE LITTLE BOY IS LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AFTER HIS HEART STOPPED DURING A BASEBALL GAME IN ROHNERT PARK SATURDAY. KRON4’S MAUREEN KELLY SPOKE TO THE TWO PARAMEDICS WHO JUST HAPPENED TO BE IN THE STANDS AND SPRUNG INTO ACTION. INTERVIEW AND IMAGES OF THE SCENE THAT YOU’LL ONLY SEE ON KRON. >>IT IS A FREAK THING. >>REPORTER: DAN FARREN IS DESCRIBING THE ACCIDENT HE AND HIS WIFE SUE FARREN WITNESSED WHILE WATCHING THEIR SON’S BASEBALL GAME. ONE OF THE OTHER KIDS ON THE TEAM . 8 YEAR OLD MATTHEW HENRY WAS AT BAT WHEN HE WAS HIT BY A BASEBALL IN WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY BAD PLACE.WAS >>RIGHT AND THE CHEST >>REPORTER: HIT BY A BASEBALL IN WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A VERY BAD PLACE >>RIGHT IN THE CHEST >>REPORTER: THE BOY STAGGERED.THEN STARTING RUNNING TO FIRST BASE BUT HE COLLAPSED AFTER ABOUT FIVE FEET. >>THAT BALL THAT HIT HIM IN THE CENTER OF THE CHEST HAD STOPPED HIS HEART >>IT’S A FREAK THING >>REPORTER: LUCKILY DAN AND SUE HAVE MORE THAN 50 YEARS OF PARAMEDIC EXPERIENCE BETWEEN THEM. THEY JUMPED ON TO THE FIELD AND INTO ACTION.THIS SNAPSHOT SHOWS THEM ADMINSTERING CPR.WHICH THEY KEPT GOING FOR APPROXIMENTLY 6 MINUTES UNTIL AN AMBULANCE TEAM ARRIVED WITH A DEFIBULATOR WHICH ADMINISTERED A LIFESAVING SHOCK TO MATTHEW’S HEART. >>I HAD MY HAND ON HIS CHEST AND WITH IN ONE MOMENT HIS HEARTBEAT RESTARTED. >>REPORTER: MATHEW WAS TRANSPORTED BY HELICOPTER TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL.WHERE HE WILL BE MONITORED FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.BUT HIS FAMILY TOLD THE FARRENS THAT HE’S DOING WELL. AT THIS POINT, THE BROTHER OF THE CHILD TAX TO ME AND HE IS UP, AWAKE AND WAS