Family searching for stranger who saved son's life
BOSTON (WHDH) -- A surgeon helped a teen who collapsed on a basketball court and now the family is trying to find the hero to thank him.
Josh Cullinane, 17, was playing basketball at Sparrow Park in Boston’s South End last Thursday when he had a heart attack and a stranger came to help him.
“All of the sudden he just grabbed [his chest] and collapsed,” said Velma Cullinane, Josh’s grandmother.
Josh’s grandmother said he had a heart attack and his friend was helpless. Josh’s family said a man who called himself a surgeon jumped in and performed CPR before the ambulance arrived.
“[Without this man] he would have been dead. Definitely would have been dead,” said Velma Cullinane.
After that, the man disappeared. Now Josh’s family wants to find him.
“I would like to tell him thank you. I’m grateful for everything he did and that I definitely would like to meet him,” said Velma Cullinane.
The family was told the man was in scrubs. They also heard the man visits the park a lot with his young daughter, but aren’t’ sure who he is. The family has put up fliers in the park to find him.
Josh is recovering in the ICU at Boston Medical Center. Josh’s family said he is awake, but still has a long road of recovery ahead of him. They said he has no history of heart trouble.