Lucky rescue for seizure victim

May 28, 2008 4:27:28 PM PDT
It's obviously never the right time to suffer a seizure, but for a man in Atlantic City, well, let's just say he was lucky it happened where and when it did. They say timing is everything. Daryl High of Ventnor was certainly in the right place at the right time when he had a seizure and accident Wednesday morning.

A Safety Awareness Motorcade arrived in Wildwood Wednesday afternoon.

It got here after a dramatic detour.

An unscheduled stop that saved a man's life.

They were on Atlantic Avenue in Atlantic City when it happened.

50 year old Daryl High suffered a seizure behind the wheel.

His head snapped back and his car lurched forward, sheering off a utility pole and crashing into a beauty parlor.

He didn't have to wait long for help.

"He was unconscious and turning blue and cyanotic," said Herbert Simons of the Pleasantville Police.

Half a dozen officers were on him immediately with first aid.

They administered CPR and managed to get a pulse and stabilized him as they waited for the ambulance.

High was rushed to the hospital, and the officers resumed their motorcade, all in a day's work.

Mr. High is under observation at the hospital. The police say it looks like he'll make a full recovery.