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CPR from St. Louis journalist saves man in Cubs’ dugout

The 64-year-old videographer collapsed Sunday before the game against the Cardinals.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold
St. Louis Post-Dispatch baseball writer Derrick Goold had CPR training as a youth and rushed to help when a man collapsed in the Cubs’ dugout on Sunday.
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ST. LOUIS — A videographer who collapsed from a heart attack in the visiting dugout at Busch Stadium is alive, thanks in part to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist.

The videographer, 64-year-old Mike Flanary, was in the Chicago Cubs’ dugout Sunday before the game the Cardinals eventually won 9-0 to clinch the National League Central title.

Flanary collapsed and was briefly without a pulse. The Post-Dispatch reports that baseball writer Derrick Goold had CPR training as a youth and rushed to help. The Cubs’ training staff and EMTs performed further medical procedures before Flanary was taken to a hospital.

Flanary was in critical but stable condition. He had suffered a heart attack and a stroke.

The stadium doctor on duty, David Tan, says Goold’s CPR “probably saved” Flanary’s life.