Trio saves tennis player’s life at Daytona Golf Club

On Wednesday, July 18, North Memorial recognized several people for their role in saving the life of James Ritter who suffered sudden cardiac arrest while playing tennis at Daytona Golf Club in November. The quick action taken by complete strangers included the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), which is an important link in the chain of survival for someone who has suffered cardiac arrest.  The ceremony was conducted by North Memorial Heart Safe Communities, which encourages businesses and organizations to acquire and receive training in the use of AEDs.

James Ritter (center) is surrounded by those who played a role in saving his life at Daytona Golf Club after he suffered a cardiac arrest. From left to right:  Joe Dawson, Mark Orwoll, James Ritter, Sandy Crandall and Steve Miller.

James Ritter (center) is surrounded by those who played a role in saving his life at Daytona Golf Club after he suffered a cardiac arrest. From left to right: Joe Dawson, Mark Orwoll, James Ritter, Sandy Crandall and Steve Miller.

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