On February 12th, 2018, Brian Hines called 911.
Dispatch Operator: “Fire Department … what is the address of your emergency?
Brian: “Tina! Please, Honey! I think my wife is having a heart attack! She passed out!”
Dispatch Operator: “Listen, is she breathing?”
Brian: “No, she is not!”
Tina was unresponsive.
Brian recalls seeing his wife’s body on the ground, “I’ve never seen anybody with their eyes rolled back and-and literally starting to turn purple.”
Jeff Logas, their neighbor who had stopped over for a quick visit, tried finding a pulse and then began CPR.
Brian recalls, “Jeff said, ‘Brian, I can’t do this. I’m not doing it right.’ And so, I put the phone down on the rocks and I just start pushing on Tina, pushing on her chest in the middle of her chest, I was panicked.”
Jeff shares his experience at the moment, “It was – it was like a man giving every last breath that he had to try to get his wife back.”
Brian says, “I thought she was dead.”
First responders arrived at the scene. Paramedics administered two rounds of epinephrine and shocked Tina’s heart. Brian says, “They did it a third time and I’m looking at them going, ‘Guys, is-is her heart beating? Can you get her heart to beat? Please God, please make her heartbeat.'”
Tina, still without a heartbeat, is rushed to Deer Valley Medical Center by ambulance as the paramedics continue trying to resuscitate her.
Tina’s injuries included a gash on her forehead from the fall, a cracked sternum, and several cracked ribs from the CPR. With no sign of life for over 20 minutes, Tina is rushed into the ER.