A man dies on a flight out of Denver but not before other passengers did their best to try and save his life. On Feb. 12, KSL Utah reported that the unidentified man was snoring loudly on the United Airlines flight bound for Salt Lake City and then suddenly stopped. Many passengers just believed he had settled in to his sleep but once the plane landed, they realized that the man wasn't getting up.
"You could tell something was wrong. I asked, 'Hey, sir, are you awake?' I shook him a bit, trying to see if I could get a response out of him. We checked his throat for a pulse, and it wasn't there, so we laid him down in the aisle and start CPR," said passenger Jared Noall.
The man died on the flight despite the best efforts of the passengers who used a defibrillator and CPR to try and revive him. The paramedics worked on the man for a half an hour once the plane landed, but they pronounced him dead according to Noall. It is unknown if the man had a heart attack or had a reaction to medication taken to fly, but an autopsy report should help with those details.
"They tried their very best; the family of the deceased man would be glad to know he did everything possible to revive him. It was sad to see the flight attendant remove his bag from the overhead rack — what shocking news for his family," said passenger Kevin MacIsaac.
The man who died on the flight has not been publicly identified.
© Effie Orfanides 2013