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Jets trainers help rescue elderly woman on plane

Members of the Jets' training staff, heading to the NFL Scouting Combine, administered potentially lifesaving CPR aboard a Newark Airport flight bound for Indianapolis on Feb. 17.

After the plane door had been closed, a passenger alerted others on board that an elderly woman needed help and was "in severe distress," according to the team. A doctor, who identified himself as an ICU/cardiologist, along with Jets trainers Josh Koch and Dave Zuffelato, worked together to remove the woman from the plane to the jetway. The three men administered CPR for about five minutes until paramedics arrived.

"We're conditioned to help people," Zuffelato said. "When the situation arose, the doctor, Josh and I did our best to help."

Shortly after paramedics arrived, Zuffelato, Koch and the doctor returned to the plane and flew to Indianapolis.


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