A woman suffered a medical emergency and went into cardiac arrest earlier this week while on board a JetBlue flight; however, she is alive today because of the heroic efforts of an airline attendant and two police officers.
Paula Rodriguez, 74, went into cardiac arrest shortly after taking off from Newark, NJ. A flight attendant began performing CPR on the woman until the plane was able to land at JFK around 30-minutes later.
That's when the attendant handed over CPR to Port Authority Police Officers Brittany Lukenovich and Jeff Leiter.
Officers Lukenovich and Leiter continued CPR until paramedics arrived and transported Rodriguez to a local hospital.
In all, the airline worker and officers performed CPR for an astonishing 80 minutes.