Boy revived after being hit by baseball

A boy went into cardiac arrest after being hit in the chest with a baseball in Rocky Point Saturday.

A boy went into cardiac arrest after being hit in the chest with a baseball in Rocky Point Saturday. (5/12/15)

ROCKY POINT - A Shoreham boy went into cardiac arrest after being hit in the chest with a baseball in Rocky Point Saturday.

The boy was pitching during practice and was knocked unconscious. Police say a quick-thinking parent was able to revive him with a defibrillator.

Janine Sullivan, an EMT with the Sound Beach Fire Department, says she was told the parent happens to be a Suffolk County police sergeant.

The 15-year-old boy was involved with the North Shore Little League.

He was transported to Mather Hospital and is doing OK, according to police.

Experts say survival in such cases is rare. Between 1996 and 2007, 188 similar cases were recorded in the U.S., but of those, fewer than one in five survived.

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