Boy brought back to life after collapsing at HS

September 6, 2008 6:13:13 AM PDT
There were some frightening moments for teachers and students at a local high school when a teenager suddenly collapsed during gym class and his heart stopped beating.When seconds counted, someone's quick thinking may have meant the difference between life and death.

Adrian Longoria, 16, collapsed Friday morning while playing basketball in his PE class. The superintendent of Willis ISD says classmates noticed Longoria struggling to breathe in the moments before he blacked out.

The teacher called for the athletic trainer who was able to find either no pulse or only a faint one. The school nurse arrived with an automatic external defibrillator and used it once on Longoria. That apparently restarted his heart.

Longoria was taken by medical helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he remains is in critical condition.

At Willis High School there are three automatic external defibrillators. They've never had to use one before. They have 13 AED's throughout the district.

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