Trooper and doctor honored in Youngstown for life-saving action

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – An emergency room doctor at St. Elizabeth Hospital and a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol were honored Wednesday for their quick action that saved the life of a man suffering a heart attack at Mill Creek Park.

Trooper Joel Hughes and Dr. Yazan Jadallah were both at Mill Creek Park on April 24 when they both came upon Sam Fasline who had fallen off of his bicycle.

The men, who were both off duty, found that Fasline did not have a pulse and immediately started CPR.

Dr. Jadallah yelled for a bystander to get an AED from the nearby golf course so they could resuscitate Fasline.

“When we hooked up the defibrillator and there was no heartbeat,” said Hughes. “We ended up having to deploy it a second time because the heart stopped a second time. After that, it stayed.”

Dr. Jadallah and Trooper Hughes were both honored Wednesday at Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown with certificates of recognition for their life saving actions.

“I wouldn’t be here without them,” Fasline said. “I certainly appreciate their dedication and action to help another human being that had fallen. I feel very fortunate to be alive.”

Fasline said he recovering well from the heart attack.


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