Passengers Aboard Spirit Flight Bound For Orlando Bring Man Back To Life After Heart Stops

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Nurse: He was gone and he didn't have a pulse

Passengers on a flight from Detroit, MI, to Orlando, FL, rushed to help a man on board who stopped breathing right before takeoff, saving his life. (iStock Image)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA (FOX NEWS) – Passengers on a flight from Detroit, MI, to Orlando, FL, rushed to help a man on board who stopped breathing right before takeoff, saving his life.

Just after 9 am Tuesday morning, before the flight was scheduled to take off from Detroit Metro Airport, a passenger collapsed on the plane.

“Somebody just said, ‘Call 911,’ and you never expect to hear that on the plane,” nurse Sue Kneehouse said to Click on Detroit.

Kneehouse told the publication the man’s heart had stopped.

“He was in arrhythmia. He was gone and he didn’t have a pulse,” she said.

Thinking quickly, Kneehouse grabbed the plane’s defibrillator while an EMT performed CPR. She came back and started trying to resuscitate the man with the help of others onboard.

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