Police: Spectator revives NJ youth baseball player

AP News
Posted: May 11, 2013 6:43 PM

HARRINGTON PARK, N.J. (AP) — Police say a New Jersey boy temporarily lost consciousness when he was hit in the chest with a ball during a youth baseball game but was quickly revived by a spectator who performed CPR.

Harrington Park police tell The Record (http://bit.ly/10AhlgB) the 8-year-old Northvale boy was sliding into third base Saturday when the ball hit him just above the heart. Witnesses said the boy's eyes rolled back into his head and he stopped breathing.

A woman watching the game came to the boy's aid and soon revived him, and he was conscious and alert when paramedics arrived. The child was flown to a hospital, but further details on his condition were not available.