INDIANAPOLIS - A cheerleader for Indianapolis' minor league football team is credited with saving her coach’s life after he suffered a heart attack and collapsed during a game.
Jessica Anderson, an Indianapolis Tornados cheerleader, performed CPR on Coach Jerry Senter during the first quarter of the Indianapolis Tornados-Kentucky Reapers minor league football game Saturday.
Anderson, who is also an Emergency Medical Technician and firefighter, immediately rushed to Senter’s side when he collapsed.
A short time later, Anderson was joined by the team’s doctor and two other medically trained fans who attended to Senter until paramedics arrived.
Officials said Senter was clinically dead for nearly five minutes and likely wouldn’t have survived if not for the quick thinking of the four individuals.
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