CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The quick actions of a sergeant with the Charleston Police Department helped save the life of a person who stopped breathing at Second Sunday in downtown Charleston.
According to the police department, Sgt. Patrick McLaughlin was working in an off-duty capacity at Second Sunday on King Street when he responded to a person having a seizure at 310 King Street. When he arrived, he noticed the person had stopped breathing.
A release states McLaughlin immediately started CPR, and after about 30 compressions the male subject began to breathe on his own and became responsive.
A nurse then stopped to provide assistance, allowing McLaughlin to facilitate a quick response from Fire and EMS crews to transport the man.
"Due to his training, quick actions, and professionalism, Sergeant McLaughlin was able to help resuscitate the victim and prevent what could have been a tragedy in the midst of a large, crowded public event," the release states.