Wednesday, February 09, 2022

"Harrowing 10 Minutes" As Indian Woman Found Unresponsive At US Airport

New York: A 54-year old Indian woman, found unresponsive in a wheelchair near the baggage belt at Washington Dulles International Airport, has been saved with the timely intervention of emergency medical personnel, according to US authorities who described the situation as “harrowing”.

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Tuesday said the woman, an Indian national and US lawful permanent resident, arrived at the airport on Sunday evening after a 15-hour flight from Doha, Qatar.

Airport ambassadors alerted nearby CBP officers of the woman being unresponsive in a wheelchair near the baggage belt.

“For a harrowing 10 minutes, US Customs and Border Protection emergency medical technicians administered extraordinary life saving efforts" on the unresponsive female traveller at the airport, the federal agency said in a statement.

Later, airport paramedics regained a pulse on the woman, who has not been identified. The statement added that as per news from the hospital, the woman was breathing on her own.

Within minutes of finding the woman unresponsive, CBP Officer Nicholas Karstetter, who is a certified advanced emergency medical technician (EMT), and Supervisory CBP Officer Herman Hundal, another certified EMT, responded and immediately initiated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

09/02/21 PTI/NDTV

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