Football coaches at an Oklahoma high school saved the life of a man who collapsed on the field while taking team photos two weeks ago, KFOR reported.
Steven Bolton, publisher of The Comanche Times was taking photos of the Comanche High School football team when he said he “just felt this terrible pain that I had never felt,” the television station reported.
“Everything was fine and (then) he went downhill in a matter of seconds,” Coach Montie Blair told KFOR.
Blair, a veteran of the fire department, rushed to Bolton’s side along with fellow coach Casy Rowell.
"He was blue, and we could tell that he wasn`t breathing. I could tell he didn`t have a pulse," Rowell told KFOR. "So yeah, we were definitely really worried. I didn`t know what to think so we just kept going."
The coaches were able to revive Bolton after using an automated electronic defibrillator, the television station reported.
"He took a gasp of air, went to breathing, started getting some color back," Blair told KFOR.
Bolton was taken to a hospital and had two stents inserted into his chest. He is recovering and looking forward to covering the football team during the season.
"We`re forever linked. You just don`t share that moment," Bolton told KFOR. "Those people praying for me were just as much a part of this as anything else."
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