CPR training at local school after athlete saved

Posted at 2:51 PM, May 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-16 14:51:37-04

CPR and defibrillator training is being offerred at Revere High School following the sudden cardiac arrest of a local athlete who collapsed during track practice on March 18, the boy's mother announced Monday.

Before EMS arrived, a coach and athletic trainer performed CPR and used an automated external defibrillatorto shock Caleb Perkins' heart, paramedics said.
Caleb was saved by the quick actions of heroes who immediately recognized that his life was in danger, according to his mother, Lara Perkins.
She invited others to learn how to save lives by attending training at the Revere High School gym on May 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
In addition to training, participants are slated to receive instructions on recognizing the signs of sudden cardiac arrest.