Saudi doctor in Washington saves a man’s life with CPR

Dr. Abdulaziz Almehlisi, pictured, saved the life of a young man driving under the influence. (Courtesy: Youtube)

A Saudi doctor at George Washington University Hospital was in the news this week after saving the life of a man, who had crashed his car and been thrown 30 feet away, through the use of CPR.

Dr. Abdulaziz Almehlisi, a Saudi 2nd year medical resident told NBC Washington that he stopped to help the man lying on the street on his way home when he then lost his pulse.

The doctor then performed CPR and continued resuscitation until the ambulance arrived.

“It was a terrifying moment for me because usually I go to these situations mentally prepared with a lot of help around me at that time. I was in the middle of the street. I stepped out of my comfort zone.” Almehlisi told reporters.

The unidentified man is believed to have been driving under the influence of alcohol and exceeding the speed limit, causing the crash on the Key Bridge in Washington.

The man is currently admitted in George Washington University Hospital and in a critical condition.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47
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