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Dr. Oz 'saves a life at Newark airport by using CPR and a defibrillator' after a man collapses face down at baggage claim

 Dr. Oz reportedly saved the life of a man after he collapsed at the Newark, New Jersey airport on Monday evening. 

The television host began giving him CPR before using a defibrillator after a man fell to the ground at baggage claim, according to TMZ.

Oz — who's full name is Mehmet Cengiz Öz —was at the right place at the right time as the man 'flatlined' while the doctor 'shocked him back to life as a huge crowd watched' from the terminal. 


'Last night, a man collapsed near me and my family after we arrived at Newark Airport,' Dr. Oz said in a statement to DailyMail.com. 'I performed CPR with the help of a Newark Port Authority police officer and cleared the man's airway. 

Helping hands: Dr. Oz reportedly saved the life of a man after he collapsed at the Newark, New Jersey airport on Monday evening; seen in February 2020

Helping hands: Dr. Oz reportedly saved the life of a man after he collapsed at the Newark, New Jersey airport on Monday evening; seen in February 2020

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'Thankfully, Newark Airport had a defibrillator nearby that we were able to use to save his life. As a physician and a human being, it's our responsibility to jump in when there’s a medical emergency.'


Adding: 'Another critical reminder of how important it is to take the time to learn how to do CPR and use a defibrillator. You could save a life.' 

The doctor reported that the man 'was turning a horrible color and had foam coming out of his mouth when he started doing CPR.' 

One Twitter user witnessed the events at the airport and tweeted a photo along with the caption: 'Holy sh** that was dr oz on my flight?!? dude his daughter yelled out dad!!! and he ran into action

One Twitter user witnessed the events at the airport and tweeted a photo along with the caption: 'Holy sh** that was dr oz on my flight?!? dude his daughter yelled out dad!!! and he ran into action

A Port Authority police officer reportedly helped Dr. Oz continue CPR and cleared the man's airway.  

Law enforcement officials confirmed the man was 60-years-old and the defib was used on the highest possible power. 

The man was taken to a local New Jersey-area hospital and is doing 'okay' pending lab results, but may have suffered a heart attack. 

Right place at the right time: TMZ reported Oz has been in touch with the man's wife who he was traveling with at the time

Right place at the right time: TMZ reported Oz has been in touch with the man's wife who he was traveling with at the time

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TMZ reported Oz has been in touch with the man's wife who he was traveling with at the time. 

One Twitter user witnessed the events at the airport and tweeted a photo along with the caption: 'Holy sh** that was dr oz on my flight?!? dude his daughter yelled out dad!!! and he ran into action. 

'mad props and respect @DrOz and the Port Authority police at Newark Airport.

The scene: A Port Authority police officer reportedly helped Dr. Oz continue CPR and cleared the man's airway (pictured: Newark airport)

The scene: A Port Authority police officer reportedly helped Dr. Oz continue CPR and cleared the man's airway (pictured: Newark airport) 

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