At 8:32 AM on March 28, Police & Fire Units were dispatched to Planet Fitness (355 Middlesex Ave, Wilmington, MA) for a report of an unresponsive 60 year old male. When Officers arrived on scene, they found a Planet Fitness Staff member and an off-duty nurse performing CPR on the man. They had already used an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) which was located inside the gym.
Sgt. Chris Ahern and Ofc. Mike Wandell took over CPR until Wilmington Firefighters arrived. Within minutes, the male party began breathing on his own and had regained consciousness by the time the ambulance reached the hospital! We want to commend the Planet Fitness staff member and the nurse for their quick actions which undoubtedly contributed to saving the man’s life. We also want to recognize Sgt. Chris Ahern, Ofc. Mike Wandell, Ofc. John Delorey, & Ofc. Darryl Ceruolo as well as the WFD for a job well done!