Late Monday night, just after 11 p.m., Dr. Oz saved a man’s life at Newark airport baggage claim. Both Dr. Oz and the man whose life he saved are 60 years old.
Port Authority Police say officer Jeffrey Croissant was also on the scene and ran to the man.
Officer Croissant said the man had no pulse so he called for back-up and began CPR. That’s when Dr. Oz, who was traveling with his wife and daughter back from Florida, saw the situation and ran to help.
The man reportedly was foaming at the mouth and was bleeding from hitting his head from the fall. Dr. Oz and the authorities present revived the man using a defibrillator.
Last night, a man collapsed near me and my family after we arrived @EWRairport. I performed CPR with the help of a Newark Port Authority police officer and cleared the man's airway. Thankfully, the airport had a defibrillator nearby that we were able to use to save his life. https://t.co/OMlQWVI9KT
— Dr. Mehmet Oz (@DrOz) March 2, 2021
— Come See About It. (@Simp7d) March 3, 2021
It turns out the passenger had a heart attack. He was taken from the airport to an area hospital where he was admitted into an intensive care unit. Dr. Oz is in touch with the man’s wife.