Port Authority officials said a man who went into cardiac arrest at Newark Liberty International Airport was resuscitated due to quick work by Port Authority Police Officers and Dr. Mehmet Oz, who was traveling in front of the airport around the same time.
Officials said It happed at approximately 11:10 p.m. Monday near the baggage claim area of Terminal C.
Port Authority Officer Jeffrey Croissant was patrolling the terminal when he witnessed a man fall to the floor. The man was not breathing and did not have a pulse, official said.
Croissant radioed headquarters for back-up then began CPR on the man. At that same time, Dr. Oz, who had also just come off the same flight and was at the carousel, took notice of the emergency and rushed over and joined in performing CPR.
Officials said emergency responders arrived and started oxygen and deployed a defibrillator on the man.
After several more cycles of CPR, the man started breathing on his own and was stabilized.
The 60-year old New Jersey man was taken to the hospital in intensive care and was undergoing further evaluation.
Officer Croissant said he didn't recognize Dr. Oz saying, "everyone wears masks" and "what better help to have than a cardiac surgeon?" after realizing Dr. Oz was his help.
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