Teen saves movie theater patron using CPR

Posted at 4:31 PM, Jan 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-22 16:31:19-05

TOMBALL, TX (KPRC/CNN) – A teen is being called a hero after saving a man’s life in a movie theater.

Corey Brennan, an 18-year-old high school student and theater employee, began what he thought would be a slow Saturday night working the box office.

"I heard one of the employees start screaming, saying that, ‘We need to call 911, he’s unresponsive,’” Brennan said.

The “he” was a customer who had stopped breathing.

"The family members were starting to get worried and everything," Brennan said.

Everyone else worried, too – everyone except for Brennan, who knew CPR and set to work performing it on the man.

"You never know when CPR might need to be administered," Brennan said. "(I) started chest compressions, and by that time EMS was called and they were on the way."

Eventually, the man started to breathe. Brennan – an aspiring emergency responder, it turns out – had brought him back.

“I'm looking into going into EMT/firefighting after I get out of high school,” Brennan said. “I'm a junior firefighter with Tomball Fire Department and I'm also an athletic trainer for Tomball High School as well."

The congratulations have already started to come in for Brennan, who had a message for the man he’d saved.

“Come visit, please,” Brennan said.

The man was taken to an area hospital for treatment, and his condition is unknown.

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