PINEVILLE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) Street went into sudden cardiac arrest, and didn’t have a pulse for more than five minutes. The harrowing incident was all caught on the rink’s camera.
“When I did see the video a couple of days ago, it is difficult to watch yourself go down and lie motionless on the ice. The gratitude comes from how fast this guy responded– that’s the miracle. I’m skating with an emergency room doctor,” Street told FOX 46.
Dr. Craig Bryant sprung into action and immediately started CPR to keep Street’s heart viable, and thankfully, the Pineville ice center had an AED unit on hand.
“It took a village there were so many guys that were involved. Whether it was this guy that guy, the guys did what they could do. Everyone has expressed their concern and excitement that you’re doing well,”
It’s something you hear non stop during a beer league hockey game…”I’m going to have a heart attack” most of the time people just kidding around from being out of shape, but that reality became a nightmare for Jib Street earlier last month.
It’s really crazy when you think about it. If Dr. Bryant just opted to skip the game that night, Jib Street would probably not be alive. The dude was pulseless for five minutes. FIVE MINUTES! Buddy was basically gone if it wasn’t for the Doctor being there that day.
I’ll tell you what, I bet this dude is back on the ice by next month. Jib Street is from Canada so being a hockey guy is in his blood. Try to tell a Canadian they can’t play hockey and they’ll probably tell you to fuck yourself…they’d rather die than not be able to play the greatest sport on earth.