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Watch Basketball Player & Firefighter Myles Copeland Save Referee John Sculli’s Life By Performing CPR on Court

Toledo basketball player Myles Copeland who is a firefighter by day is getting all the praises after performing CPR on referee John Sculli after he collapsed mid-game. Myles saved the life of referee John Sculli and he deserves all the praises.

The Daily Mail has details;

A Toledo basketball player – who is a firefighter by day – sprang into action to perform CPR on a referee who collapsed in the middle of a playoff game.

Myles Copeland, 25, wrapped up a 24-hour shift as a firefighter in Toledo, Ohio and drove to New York on June 11 to play with his team the Toledo Glass City of The Basketball League in a playoff game against the Jamestown Jacks.

In the middle of the game, referee John Sculli collapsed onto the court and Copeland raced over to help.

‘It was kind of instinctual. It surprised me how quick I was able to switch into that mode, especially being in a basketball game,’ Copeland told ESPN on Wednesday.

‘But with being a firefighter, when you’re off the job, you’re really not off the job. You still got to keep an eye out for the community and what’s going on around you.’

Copeland performed CPR for 10 minutes on the unresponsive referee which ultimately helped save his life.

Copeland told ESPN that he started administering CPR on Sculli when he didn’t feel a pulse and saw that the man wasn’t breathing.

The basketball player performed CPR for 10 minutes until paramedics arrived. Sculli was alert and talking by the time he wheeled out on a stretcher and transported to a nearby hospital.

Sculli, who has been a referee for 40 years, is scheduled to have heart surgery this week to fix a blockage that caused him to collapse, ESPN reported.

This is an amazing story that should be reported by more people.

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