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This week we shine the spotlight on a Waterloo man credited with saving another man’s life a few weeks ago.
Nelson Leite and fellow pickup hockey team-mate John Beingessner were leaving the Wilmot Recreation Centre after a game when they were frantically approached by a player on another team who told them that one of his team-mates was unconscious on the bench and had turned blue and was not breathing.
John says that’s when Nelson sprung into action. “Nelson basically took charge. He dropped his hockey bag. He took one of the other players who was in the area and used him as an assistant to start doing CPR. Nelson was doing the breathing portion of the CPR and the other fellow was doing the compressions.”
John says Nelson likely saved this man’s life. He has learned that the man is in intensive care, recovering from a massive heart attack.