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‘Pretty much had the dream team’: Man suffers cardiac arrest, saved by fellow cyclists performing CPR

'Pretty much had the dream team': Man suffers cardiac arrest, saved by fellow cyclists performing CPR

OMAHA, Neb. — An Omaha bicyclist said a group of people he calls the "dream team" saved his life when he dropped to the ground…

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OMAHA, Neb. —

An Omaha bicyclist said a group of people he calls the "dream team" saved his life when he dropped to the ground on a bike ride.

The group of people immediately recognized what was happening and started CPR, doing it for more than 10 minutes.

KETV NewsWatch 7’s Sarah Fili brings the group back together for the first time since it happened.

On June 20, 2023, a group of bicycle riders set out for their annual party ride.

It’s a hot summer day, with temperatures topping out at 92.

“Normally, we go on training rides with this group, but this time it happened was a social ride,” said Greg Schraeder, who suffered a cardiac arrest.Schraeder is in the pack, hiking up a hill in downtown Omaha to the crescent moon."A bunch of us walked into the place, I remember walking into there and lights out. That was it,” Schraeder said.“I thought Greg was sitting down and maybe missed the chair,” said David Martens, Greg’s friend. Recommended Amazon Black Friday Deals of 2023: Major savings on Apple AirPods, Crest 3D Whitestrips and more When they saw Schraeder on the floor, every single one of them knew something was wrong right away." I looked at Dr. Phil and said, there’s no pulse. I’m starting CPR,” said Lisa Nelson, another one of Greg’s friends.Dr. Phil Meyer is a retired pediatrician. Martens is a retired law enforcement officer. Nelson is a retired respiratory therapist.And Steve Mendlik had taken CPR training, but had never used it […]

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