Heart Attack Survivor Reunited With Those That Saved His Life

Andrew Elam was visiting Austin on business last week from his home in Kansas City, Missouri when a walk across the Ann Richards Congress Ave bridge to his conference was the last thing he remembered. He collapsed on the sidewalk with a heart attack and was revived by a good samaratin, an Austin police officer on routine patrol and an off-duty Lieutenant with the Austin fire department. All combined to save his life and all were reunited for the first time since the accident at University Medical Center Brackenridge Tuesday afternoon. Elam, right, embraces police officer Kevin Kelly who had an Automated External Defibrillator in his patrol car and stopped to assist him.

Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

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One comment on “Heart Attack Survivor Reunited With Those That Saved His Life”

  1. Love this photo! I work in the communications department at Seton and I just posted it to our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/setonfamily


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