Noted physician Dr. Oz helped Port Authority police resuscitate an affected traveler at the Newark airport, authorities said.
PAPD officer Jeffrey Croissant saw the 60-year-old New Jersey man fall into the Terminal A baggage claim area shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, authority spokeswoman Lenis Valens said.
“It looked like a falling tree,” the officer said.
Croissant quickly approached and found the man was not breathing and had no pulse, Valens said.
The officer called in reinforcements, began CPR, and was joined by Mehmet Oz, who had just got off the flight and was on the carousel when he saw the commotion, he said.
Croissant also said he did not recognize the famous Turkish-American television documentarian from Cliffside Park because “everyone wears masks.”
Moments later, backup officers Michael Bock, Matthew Vecchione and Daniel Olbrich administered oxygen and deployed a defibrillator, Valens said.
“After several more cycles of CPR, [he] breathing on his own and stabilized, ”he said.
The victim was in intensive care at a local hospital, Valens said.
Meanwhile, the police appreciated the help.
“What better help to have than a cardiac surgeon?” Croissant said.
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