Quantcast

NC doctor credited with saving man's life mid-air - Greenville, NC | News | Weather | Sports - WNCT.com

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

NC doctor credited with saving man's life mid-air

Posted: Updated:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A North Carolina doctor is being credited with saving a man's life in mid-air. 

Dr. Maeve O’Connor, an allergy specialist, was flying from Phoenix to Charlotte Friday, when she saw the passenger sitting in front of her suffer from a seizure.  That man was 70-yr.-old Thomas Lecoq.


O'Connor said he became unresponsive and didn't have a pulse.  With help from other passengers, she laid him down in the emergency exit row and began CPR.

"He was dead, and I was just thinking of all the protocols you do to save someone's life,” said O’Connor.

"I've been given probably the best Christmas gift that is possible to get, which is an extension of your time here,” said Lecoq.

The plane made an emergency landing in Nashville where Lecoq was taken to the hospital.  Doctors say he was severely dehydrated which threw his electrolytes out of balance.  The grandfather says he hopes to speak with O'Connor soon.  He calls her the stranger in the sky that helped save his life.

  • U.S. & World NewsMore>>

  • Putin, Poroshenko discuss settlement in Ukraine

    Putin, Poroshenko discuss settlement in Ukraine

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:54:11 GMT
    A spokesman for the Russian president says Vladimir Putin has discussed a peace settlement in eastern Ukraine with President Petro Poroshenko and found that they "largely share views" on ways out of the crisis.
    A spokesman for the Russian president says Vladimir Putin has discussed a peace settlement in eastern Ukraine with President Petro Poroshenko and found that they "largely share views" on ways out of the crisis.
  • UK team unlocking secrets of North Korea volcano

    UK team unlocking secrets of North Korea volcano

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:42 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:42:14 GMT
    More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its ash. But unlike other...
    More than a thousand years ago, a huge volcano straddling the border between North Korea and China was the site of one of the biggest eruptions in human history, blanketing eastern Asia in its ash. But unlike other major...
  • Obama aims to show solidarity with Baltics

    Obama aims to show solidarity with Baltics

    Wednesday, September 3 2014 2:23 AM EDT2014-09-03 06:23:20 GMT
    President Barack Obama will stand shoulder to shoulder with Baltic leaders Wednesday in a show of solidarity with NATO allies who fear they could be the next target of Russia's aggression.
    President Barack Obama will stand shoulder to shoulder with Baltic leaders Wednesday in a show of solidarity with NATO allies who fear they could be the next target of Russia's aggression.
Powered by WorldNow

3221 South Evans Street
Greenville N.C. 27834

Telephone: 252.355.8500
Fax: 252.355.8568
Email: newsdesk@wnct.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.