Runner thanks NYPD officers for saving him from cardiac arrest in Central Park

Andrew Weber
September 18, 2019 - 11:12 am
Officers Benjamin Beiro and Nicholas Noto



NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – An anonymous runner sent a letter thanking two police officers who saved him when he went into cardiac arrest while running a race in Central Park.

On Sunday, Sept. 15, at about 9:30 a.m., officers Benjamin Beiro and Nicholas Noto responded a 911 call of an unconscious man within Central Park near 74th Street.

Upton finding the 44-year-old man unresponsive, Beiro began chest compressions while Noto retrieved a defibrillator from their police vehicle.

Noto used the device, and Beiro continued compressions until the man regained consciousness and was brought to Mount Sinai West, and then St. Luke’s Hospital.

The man, signing the letter “The Aided,” addressed his words to officers Beiro and Noto, “Words cannot express how grateful I am that you responded so quickly and so professionally to that situation that presented itself this Sunday when I collapsed during a running race in Central Park. Your quick arrival, assessment, and actions no doubt are the reason why today I am at home with my wife and family and looking forward to a bright future instead of facing an unthinkable tragedy.”

Anonymous letter

He concluded, “On behalf of myself and all my friends and family, thank you again for saving me. The Central Park Precinct should be proud to have you on their team.”

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