17-year-old suffers heart attack during volleyball game

A 17-year-old volleyball player said she had to undergo triple bypass surgery after going into cardiac arrest during a game.

Claire Crawford was playing for Loganville Christian Academy in Georgia when something went wrong.

The footage shows the teenager serving the ball, grabbing her chest and collapsing on the court.

Immediately, staff and coaches at the school rushed to her aid and used a defibrillator to get a heartbeat. In the video, her legs are seen jolting when the shock is applied.

“Without the AED (automated external defibrillator) there’s no way I would’ve made it and the ambulance wouldn’t have gotten here on time,” she said.

Children's healthcare of Atlanta released the video in a bid to show how vital it is to have an AED at schools and have staff who are trained to use it!!

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