Athletic trainer delivers life saving act at basketball game


This past Saturday at Dickinson State University the women’s basketball game between DSU and Mayville was delayed for more than 20 minutes, and every single one of those minutes, and even seconds, were precious ones for two people.

Tim Kreidt has been an athletic trainer at DSU for almost 20 years, and during Saturday’s game he found himself in a situation he has never been in before.

“The teams were just warming up, and a women collapsed at the scorers table,” said Kreidt.

The older woman would soon lose consciousness, and Kreidt believed she may have been undergoing cardiac arrest.

As she laid on the flloor of Scott Gym,  Kreidt and others would perform many cycles of CPR on the woman, and use an AED device.

“I was just thinking I have to save this individual. . . start the process. . . get the EMT’s here. . . initiate all of this,” said Kreidt.

The woman would regain consciousness and be sent off to the hospital, and it seems as though Kreidt hit the game winning shot in this game.

“It made me feel good to help somebody else out like that,” said Kreidt

Kreidt said he hasn’t heard from the woman since the incident, but he hopes she is recovering well.

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