Local teen receives Heart-Saver Award after surviving cardiac arrest

NEW YORK (NEWS10) — A local teen saved by CPR and the use of an AED will take part in the American Heart Association’s attempt to break a world record for most people in a CPR relay.

Joe Mendrick was hit in the chest with a baseball and suffered sudden cardiac arrest in April 2012. He took part in the American Heart Association’s attempt to break a world record for most people in a CPR relay in New York on Thursday.

After the race, the association presented him with a Heart-Saver award.

Mendrick is now in high school still playing baseball and lobbying for CPR legislation at the Capitol.

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