Restaurant employees save man having a heart attack
FOXBORO, Mass. (WHDH) -- Employees at a 99 Restaurant in Foxboro rushed to save a 73-year-old man who was having a heart attack.
Shift Supervisor Adrianne Kennedy and Manager Pamela Abrantes jumped into action and began performing CPR when the man started having a heart attack inside the restaurant.
Fred Leland showed up at the restaurant on Thursday to greet the two women who saved his father-in-law’s life.
Kennedy, who used to be an EMT, said he walked towards the bar and stumbled.
“I grabbed his head and lowered him to the ground,” Kennedy said.
“Adrianne was holding him, so I knew something was wrong,” Abrantes said.
Immediately the two women started performing CPR.
“I was thinking, ‘This is probably someone’s grandfather, someone’s husband,’ So basically get the job done, get him breathing,” said Kennedy.
They did. By the time paramedics arrived, the man had a pulse.
“He’s in critical condition but the doctors report that the prognosis is that it’s going to be good. To be able to have two people working serving dinner be able to do that, that’s extraordinary in my mind,” said Leland.
It’s unclear if the 73-year-old was coming into the 99 for dinner or if he was suffering from chest pains and came in to get help.