Jason Kroft, 40, was visiting family in New York City during the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend when he went into cardiac arrest.
The Toronto lawyer was walking with his wife, Marci, and their children, Harper and Sloan, at West 45th St. and 6th Ave. around 3:30 p.m. on October 5 when he fell to his knees, lost consciousness and started turning blue.
Kroft's brother, Ryan, called 911. An ambulance wouldn't be there for another 10 minutes.
"Somewhere in the middle of all this mayhem, a man stopped and dropped to the ground and put something behind his head and started doing CPR," Ryan Kroft told the Toronto Star.
"The man was pumping Jason's chest as hard as he could," Marci Kroft told the New York Post. "We were completely in shock. We just didn't know if he was alive or not."
The fast-acting red-haired good Samaritan saved Kroft's life, then vanished into the crowd.
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