Teen honored for giving CPR that saved coach

Posted at 9:59 PM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-12 08:15:05-04

City officials have formally honored a teen for his quick thinking and actions that have been credited with saving the life of his baseball coach.

Last month, 13-year-old Nathan Boyer was at baseball practice when his coach collapsed.

"He fell flat on his face and then I asked if he was okay and he wasn't answering, so I grabbed his phone and called 911," Boyer said at the time.

He then proceeded to perform CPR on his coach, 26-year-old Isaac Wenrich, until first responders arrived.

Monday night, the city council and mayor presented Boyer with Chandler's Life Saving Award.

"It's pretty incredible to think that a 13-year-old can save a 26-year-old's life," Boyer said.

"I got the chance to give him lessons and coach him," Isaac Wenrich said. "To think I got a second chance at life...I never would have thought that was the reason he entered my life."