Two quick thinking children have been praised after they managed to stop their school bus from crashing on Monday.
The bus had been approaching Surprise Lake Middle School in Milton, Washington, when the driver became ill, lost consciousness and let go of the wheel.
CCTV footage from inside the bus reveals the dramatic moment when 13-year-old Jeremy Wuitschick realised what was happening and took control
The Washington state school bus driver who passed out, later died according to his family.
Ryan Callis died Wednesday but no cause of death was provided.
Student Jeremy Wuitschick took over driving to keep the vehicle from hitting a church, while student Johnny Wood performed CPR on Callis.
The boys appeared on the Today Show:
A bag of hot cross buns is being credited for saving a pensioner who nearly died of a heart attack.
Jack Edwards, 89, collapsed while loading shopping in his car and was hardly breathing when he was discovered by off-duty fireman John Bird.
But quick-thinking John used the six-pack of buns to prop up Jack’s head to clear his airway as he started pumping his chest.
And when John visited Jack in hospital later he found the pensioner had eaten all but one of them.
Dad-of-three John, 37, said: “I was in a car park outside Aldi’s store in Coventry when this elderly man collapsed.
“His breathing was shallow, and I could barely find a pulse. I knew I had to open his airway, but there was nothing to support his head.
“Then I spotted the pack of buns that had fallen out of his shopping and slipped them underneath.
“By the time an ambulance arrived, I could almost see his chest starting to move.”
Jack is recovering in hospital. His daughter, Diane said: “If it hadn’t been for John, I don’t think dad would have survived. Our family are so grateful.”
A conductor suffered a fatal heart attack in the middle of a concert as his violinist wife watched in horror.
Vincent LaGuardia, 68, was conducting Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor with the Longtime Arapahoe Philharmonic, at Mission Hills Church, in Littleton, Colorado, on Friday.
It was one of the orchestra’s second-to-last performance of the season.
As the orchestra was about two thirds of the way through the piece, Mr LaGuardia fell to the floor.
Tracey LaGuardia, his wife of 25 years, was playing lead violin and looked on helplessly as desperate attempts were made to revive him.
‘All of a sudden, I looked up and he leaned into the front stand and fell onto his nose… he never came to,’ Mrs LaGuardia told AP.
She said he had suffered a massive heart attack in 1997 and had not been feeling well earlier in the week.
‘It happened so fast,’ she added. ‘He always said that’s the way he wanted to go.’
Two other violinists Eileen and Anthony Elias, who are both doctors, had tried to resuscitate Mr LaGuardia at the scene.
‘He was an amazing person – very passionate about music,’ Mrs Elias said.
‘We were all worried about him. He’s the kind of person that would never let his heath get in the way of a concert.’
Mr LaGuardia had been the music director and conductor of the mostly volunteer orchestra since 1993, and was described as a dear friend, consummate professional, and an overall lover of music.
In addition to conducting the orchestra, he taught for several years at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music.
According to the Arapahoe Philharmonic’s website, he brushed elbows with the entertainment elite, conducting alongside Bob Hope and Tonight Show musical director Doc Severinsen.
‘One thing I just can’t get out of my mind – this is what he loved to do and he died doing that,’ Mrs Elias said Friday.
In addition to his wife, Mr LaGuardia is survived by four adult sons, a daughter, a sister, a brother, and his 93-year-old mother, Christina.
She said he requested to be remembered with a concert, not a funeral. As such, a memorial concert is being planned to honour his memory, CBS Denver noted.
It HAD to happen! A man suffered an apparent heart attack while eating a “Triple Bypass Burger” at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas.
The man, whose identity has not been released, was eating by himself when he began complaining of chest pains, started sweating and stuttering his words, said Jon Basso, the restaurant’s owner.
Basso, who goes by the name “Dr. Jon” in the restaurant, and who plays the role in a white doctor’s coat and stethoscope, called an ambulance and paramedics were quickly on hand to treat the man, who Basso described as a normal, “run-of-the-mill” guy in his 40?s.
The customer was reportedly recovering in a nearby Las Vegas hospital after the attack, said Basso, who is not a doctor.
The Triple Bypass Burger contains three half-pound hamburger patties with buns dipped in lard, half of an onion cooked in lard, a whole tomato, 15 pieces of bacon, cheese, and special sauce.
“I don’t think I would walk into a place, even if it’s called the Heart Attack Grill, and order food, and expect that I was going to have a heart attack,” said Las Vegas resident Debbie Kaye.
Customers, however, continued eating the burgers, fries, and shakes Tuesday night.
“It says right on the door, it’s hazardous to your health,” diner CJ Beeman pointed out.
They say that bad things come in threes. In this case, three Italian brothers had the misfortune of suffering heart attacks on the same day.
By the end of the day two of the brothers had died.
The third was already in the hospital at the time, visiting his elderly mother, and was immediately treated by medics.
Guido Garofalo, 45, was the first to succumb while on a family picnic Sunday on the steep slopes of Sicily’s Mount Etna volcano.
His brother Alberto, 53, was overcome with grief on seeing him drop dead and suffered a cardiac arrest shortly afterward. He died despite the efforts of first responders sent to the scene.
The two victims’ older brother Salvatore, 57, remains in stable condition after being treated for a blocked artery at the Garabaldi hospital in Catania, eastern Sicily.
A sister, who lives in Rome, has not been informed of the tragic deaths yet because she suffers from the same congenital heart disease, the paper said.
In a strange twist of fate, a stranded driver who was helped by a Canadian motorist, ended up helping that same driver when he had a heart attack down the road.
The Wisconsin State Patrol said that Victor Giesbrecht, 61, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, was driving on Interstate 94 near Menomonie, Wis., when he pulled to the side to help a driver change a tire.
After helping out, Giesbrecht got back behind the wheel of his pickup truck and took off down the highway but moments later was struck with a heart attack.
His wife, Ann guided the truck to a stop, called for help on her cellphone and got outside the vehicle waving her arms – attracting the attention of the same driver whom Giesbrecht had helped out only moments before.
That driver, Lisa Meier, of Eau Claire, Wis., began doing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Giesbrecht, who had no breath sounds or pulse, until emergency personnel arrived.
After a medical helicopter landed on the interstate, Giesbrecht was flown to the Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Clair where he was in serious condition.
“If he had been a few more miles down the road and had his heart attack, it could have been a different outcome,” Patrol Sgt. Michael Newton said. “It’s an interesting turn of fate.”