A United Airlines passenger died on a plane while enroute from Denver to Salt Lake City on Feb. 10, 2013.
According to Denver's Fox 31 News, a male passenger collapsed on board United Flight 5596 shortly after it landed in Utah on Sunday night.
KSL in Utah reports that Jared Noall, a combat medic with the Army Reserve, was on the flight when the man collapsed and assisted with CPR until paramedics arrived on the ground.
According to Noall, he noticed that the man was snoring loudly in his seat approximately 15–20 minutes before the plane landed in Salt Lake City.
When the snoring stopped, Noall thought that the man was able to get "comfortable and could sleep."
When the United Airlines plane landed, Jared Noall noticed that the man was not moving and thought that he was dead. He asked the man if he was awake and tried to get a response from the man who was snoring minutes before.
"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."
All attempts to revive the man failed and his death was confirmed by Salt Lake City airport spokeswoman Barbara Gann.