By Phil Helsel
Dr. Oz demonstrated he’s not just a TV doctor when he rushed to help save a man who had collapsed at a New York City-area airport Monday night.
Dr. Mehmet Oz and police performed CPR on a 60-year-old man at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey just after 11 p.m., the Port Authority Police Department said.
The man, who collapsed near a baggage claim, did not have a pulse and wasn’t breathing, police said. Port Authority Officer Jeffrey Croissant went to help, called for backup and started CPR.
Around the same time, Oz rushed over and worked with the officer to perform the life-saving procedure, police said in a statement to NBC New York.
“I performed CPR with the help of a Newark Port Authority police officer and cleared the man’s airway,” Oz tweeted. “Thankfully, the airport had a defibrillator nearby that we were able to use to save his life.”
The man began breathing on his own and was stabilized before he taken to a hospital for further evaluation, police said.
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