Automatic defibrillator credited with saving life

NANAIMO – Hockey player went into cardiac arrest during game.

Hockey players used an automated external defibrillator to revive a fellow team member who went into cardiac arrest last week.

The incident happened Thursday during a Nanaimo Oldtimers Hockey League game when a 34-year-old player went into cardiac arrest on the players’ bench. Teammate Clayton Wilcox and Darren Chadwick, a paramedic and goaltender for the opposing team, applied the defibrillator while emergency responders were called. The victim was conscious when taken to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital where he is recovering.

This is the third time one of the devices has been used in a Nanaimo hockey rink.