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York High School track coach Nicholas Karavolos used CPR to save student athlete Chloe Peot from cardiac arrest during meet [Video]

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ELMHURST, Ill. (WLS) — York High School coach Nicholas Karavolos saved student-athlete Chloe Peot’s life by performing CPR on her when she collapsed at a track meet in April.

Peot would likely have been a state qualifier in the triple jump, but she never got the chance. In fact, but for Karavolos’ quick action, she might not be here at all.

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“I don’t remember warming up or taking any of my jumps,” she said.

Peot suffered a sudden cardiac arrest after finishing her last triple jump at a meet in April. She collapsed and barely had a pulse when Coach Karavolos sprang into action, putting his CPR training to good use.

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“Someone said the word CPR and that’s when it clicked in. OK, we need to do this now,” he said.

Karavolos performed …

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