Traffic stop dashcam shows life-saving resuscitationUPDATED 9:45 AM HST Aug 01, 2014Video Transcript
TOPVO 2 SHOT NOW TO A STORY YOU'LL ONLY SEE HERE ON WMTW NEWS EIGHT. WE'RE GETTING A FIRST LOOK AT THE KENNEBUNK TRAFFIC STOP THAT LIKELY SAVED A MAN'S LIFE. IT IS DRAMATIC VIDEO AND - JUST A WARNING - IT MAY BE DISTURBING FOR SOME VIEWERS. PAUL MERRILL IS LIVE IN THE STUDIO WITH THIS EXCLUSIVE DASHBOARD CAMERA VIDEO. INTRO WE FIRST INTRODUCED YOU TO GAVIN FALCONER - WHO GOES BY "SCOTTY" - YESTERDAY. TONIGHT, WE ARE SEEING EXACTLY HOW THIS LIFESAVING TRAFFIC STOP PLAYED OUT. IT'S ASTOUNDING TO THINK THAT THE MAN FLAT ON HIS BACK RECEIVING CHEST COMPRESSIONS IN THIS VIDEO IS THE SAME MAN WHO'S NOW JOKING WITH HIS HOSPITAL NURSES AS HE RECOVERS FROM A HEART ATTACK. "I've been lucky all my life. I've been the luckiest guy that ever walked on two feet and I've been in some bad scrapes but I always was lucky." SCOTTY FALCONER WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE SPEEDING ON SATURDAY EVENING. KENNEBUNK POLICE OFFICER MATTHEW HARRINGTON PULLED THE 84-YEAR-OLD OVER JUST BEFORE SEVEN O'CLOCK. "I got his information like we always do. I went back to the car. I was writing out a warning card and heard screaming." "Call 911!" "What's going on?" "Hurry up!" OFFICER HARRINGTON KNEW WHAT WAS HAPPENING. HE PULLED SCOTTY OUT OF THE CAR AND STARTED CPR. ANOTHER OFFICER ARRIVED AND BROUGHT HIS DEFIBRILLATOR OVER. YOU CAN SEE SCOTTY'S BODY JUMP AS THE AED SHOCKS HIS HEART. "Was there a certain point where you knew that you had brought him back?" "Yeah. We felt for a pulse after the first shock. He did have one." "But if he hadn't done that CPR, you' wouldn't be talking to me today." "While every Kennebunk Police Officer is trained to administer CPR and use an AED, only two officers on the force are trained, licensed EMTs and Officer Harrington is one of them." "As stressful as it was, he was still comfortable with what he was doing." KENNEBUNK POLICE CHIEF ROBERT MACKENZIE SAYS THAT COMFORT IS EVIDENT IN THE WAY OFFICER HARRINGTON USES FOAM FROM THE AED TO PROTECT SCOTTY'S HEAD AND SENDS THE OTHER OFFICER OVER TO CHECK ON SCOTTY'S WIFE. "It's picture perfect. It really is." AS WE TOLD YOU LAST NIGHT, SCOTTY AVOIDED A SPEEDING TICKET BUT HE DID GET A WARNING. LIVE IN THE STUDIO, PAUL MERRILL, WMTW NEWS EIGHT.