ARLINGTON, Mass (WHDH) –
An Arlington Police officer is being credited with saving a senior citizen’s life after the man went into cardiac arrested on Wednesday.
Officers were sent to the Ed Burns Arena Ice Skating Rink at around 10:30 p.m. for a report of an unresponsive man, according to police.
Officer Michael Hogan, who was off-duty, rushed to the area and began administering medical treatment to the man, according to police.
Hogan had been playing a hockey game at the rink when his teammate collapsed, according to police. Hogan quickly realized the man was having a heart attack.
As Hogan was administering CPR on the man, another person called 911, police said. A third person used an automatic defibrillator for Hogan to use until Arlington firefighters arrived.
Firefighters took the man to Lahey Hospital in Burlington where he is recovering.