Yeshiva World - It may be highly disturbing to some to watch in horror as this man lays on the ground for five minutes as no one walks over to see if the man is even alive. But in the hopes of preventing this from ever happening again – it will have been well worth watching it
In the video (taken from a security camera), a man is seen walking when he suddenly keels over and suffers a cardiac arrest. People pass by and look – but shockingly keep walking. One woman sees him lying on the floor, stops to look, and then crosses the street as to not walk past him.
Finally, someone calls Hatzolah who arrived seconds after being called. It took FIVE MINUTES after the man collapsed and stopped breathing to start CPR and Paramedics to start Advanced Life Support.
It could have taken 27 seconds – which is when the first pedestrian stops to look at the man.
What is nothing less then a miracle, this individual – an Einikle of a well-known Rebbe – survived – and has since been released from the hospital.
The video was released by Moment Magazine as an awareness project, calling on people to call for help if they encounter something like this, and not to just walk away.