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Moeller athletic trainer uses AED to save lacrosse player's life

A Moeller High School athletic trainer calls is gaining national attention for saving the life of a Centerville High School lacrosse player. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Joe Danneman) A Moeller High School athletic trainer calls is gaining national attention for saving the life of a Centerville High School lacrosse player. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Joe Danneman)
Craig Lindsey (FOX19 NOW Photo/Joe Danneman) Craig Lindsey (FOX19 NOW Photo/Joe Danneman)
Lindsey says he carries the AED with him to every sporting event he covers for Moeller, but it was the first time he ever used it in 21 years.  (FOX19 NOW Photo/Joe Danneman) Lindsey says he carries the AED with him to every sporting event he covers for Moeller, but it was the first time he ever used it in 21 years.  (FOX19 NOW Photo/Joe Danneman)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

A Moeller High School athletic trainer calls is gaining national attention for saving the life of a Centerville High School lacrosse player.

Centerville teenager Grant Mays collapsed on the field unconscious after taking a lacrosse shot hard off his chest. 

Moeller athletic trainer Craig Lindsey quickly responded to the situation by using an automated external defibrillator (AED) to revive Mays. 

Lindsey says he carries the AED with him to every sporting event he covers for Moeller, but it was the first time he ever used it in 21 years.  

He called the situation a miracle.     

"His sister, when we walked in the lobby, asked if I was the head athletic trainer and I said yes I was. She said, 'you just saved my brother's life,'" Lindsey said. "You know, an event like that when you don't have the proper equipment can go really, really bad really, really quick so just really appreciative and fortunate for the team of medical professionals who took the initiative to come out and help me."

Rich Wallace, of Moeller, and University of Cincinnati Cincinnati intern Ashley Higginbotham worked to help Lindsey.

Mays returned home and is hopeful to go to back to school tomorrow.

He will graduate this weekend.

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