St. Louis Cardinals defeated writer Derrick Goold, who performed a CPR on a distressed man in the Chicago Cubs shelter in St. Louis on Sunday, and helped save his life.
The Cubs announced that manager Joe Maddon would not return to the team, but there was a delay. This was because 64-year-old videographer Mike Flanary had collapsed and had no pulse for a short time.
Goold, who works for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, performed a CPR on Flanary before the Cubs training staff and rescue personnel took over. According to the Post-Dispatch, Goold is a former lifeguard and Eagle Scout who has been trained in CPR.
Medical staff told the Post-Dispatch that Flanary was hospitalized after a heart attack and a stroke in a critical but stable condition.
So many people are afraid of a CPR. But because of (Goold's) actions, he was the first link in this survival chain, "said David Tan, the stadium doctor on duty at the park.
" It's fabulous. It was Derrick Goold's early CPR that probably saved his life. Derrick was not afraid. He did not hesitate. And he did it. In the medical field, if you save someone like this, call it a Clinical Save. This is a clinical backup launched by Derrick Goold. Period. "