Boynton man reunites with crews who saved him

Boynton man reunites with crews who saved him

It was an emotional reunion Monday for a Boynton Beach man and the first responders who helped save his life, after he suffered a massive heart attack a few months ago.

Nate Bray got to meet some of the members of the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue who helped save him that day.

The 55-year-old man said he doesn't remember much about that day back in early August. He says he was driving into his neighborhood with his family when he began going into cardiac arrest.

Before the first responders could even arrive, his then 18-year-old daughter sprung into action, becoming the first hero of the day.

Bray says of the first responders, "I want you to see the face of the man you saved."

He says, "It's an unbelievable feeling that I have, it's tough to explain the joy that I have."

His daughter Abby, who was never taught CPR before this incident said, "I had to do what I had to do. I knew there was something wrong, he was very pale, wasn't really breathing. I knew something had to be done, so I did it. I wasn't going to lose him, that was not going to happen on that day."

Bray was without a heartbeat for almost 20 minutes when paramedics brought him back and rushed him to the hospital, making his survival all the more impressive.

Brandon Wexler with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue was on the call that day and called it a "happy moment" to see Bray in person.

Wexler said, "Mr. Bray is alive because his daughter started CPR, the deputy continued, we were there approximately three minutes later and we were on it."

Bray was very lucky he did not suffer any brain damage after what he went through. He says he doesn't really have any restrictions in his lifestyle right now and his recovery made Christmas all the more special.

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