Yesterday, troopers from the Atlantic City Marine Services Station and an off-duty registered nurse performed life-saving first aid on a unresponsive man on board a sight-seeing vessel half a mile off the shore of Brigantine City.
At approximately 2:21 p.m., Staff Sergeant Jaime Ablett, Trooper II Dan Detullio, and Trooper II Bryan Davern responded to the report of an unresponsive man on a vessel half a mile off the shore of Brigantine City. Due to water conditions, the vessel did not stop in effort to get the victim back to shore quickly. As a result, troopers pulled along side it and jumped on the moving vessel.
Once on board, the troopers discovered that an off-duty registered nurse had begun chest compressions when the man collapsed and became unconscious. The troopers teamed up with the nurse to continue CPR and deployed an automated external defibrillator (AED). The victim regained a pulse and started to breathe.
The victim was escorted back to shore, where paramedics transported the victim to Atlantic Care Regional Medical Center.
The troops acted swiftly to get on the vessel and get to victim. Their outstanding life-saving and courageous efforts undoubtedly helped save the victim’s life!