Quick action, good fortune save life after heart attack on Chapel Hill golf course

WRAL featured retired UNC physician Mike Jones and former UNC Hospitals CICU nurse Derrick Anderson, who were in the right place at the right time when Jones suffered cardiac arrest at Finley Golf Course.


You never know when or where someone's heart might stop beating.

More than 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital every year in the U.S., according to the American Heart Association. Less than half get the help they need before emergency help arrives.

That response was put to the test on a Chapel Hill golf course last July.

It was a hot Wednesday, July 27 when three men were at Finley Golf Course, but they were playing on separate holes. They met for the first time on the 15th green.

Retired UNC pathologist Dr. Mike Jones' friends say he was having a great game. The last thing he remembers, he was bending over a putt, and he lost consciousness.

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