July 14, 2009

High School Football Players Save Family After Car Wreck: A group of Hollywood Hills High School [Fla.] football players, returning from an event, found an overturned SUV in a canal and rescued grandparents and a two-year-old girl trapped inside. The players had to take doors off their hinges to get them out. One player performed CPR on a 52-year-old woman who had been pinned underwater. "I had taken CPR in the ninth grade, but never thought I would use it," said player Jared Maldonado.

posted by rcade to football at 11:19 AM - 6 comments

That's a great story, rcade, thanks for posting.

posted by hincandenza at 12:02 PM on July 14

This is a good case for making first-aid/CPR training a mandatory part of schooling.

posted by Spitztengle at 03:26 PM on July 14

Thats' great, Nice to see those kinds of things.

posted by STUNNER at 09:19 PM on July 14

I'm with hincandenza, rcade. Nice to read about the good side of our species every once in awhile.

posted by outonleave at 06:06 AM on July 15

Great job by these kids. Somebody had them on their toes, and I'm sure the family is truly grateful that Jared Maldonado paid attention during CPR class.

My only question is where in that part of Florida do you find hills big enough to be used as a town name?

posted by Howard_T at 10:43 PM on July 15

Good question. The highest point in Florida is Britton Hill, altitude 345 feet. One of these days I'm going to climb it -- after I check with my doctor of course.

posted by rcade at 11:44 PM on July 15

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