DENVER — When Denver resident Steve Entringer rode his bike to work on June 27th, the last place he thought he’d wind up was the afterworld. Denver paramedics David Dawson and Leigh Foster put it bluntly, “He was dead. Yes. Clinically dead.”
Entringer had a blocked artery. He was having a heart attack. Soon after, he was medically and clinically…deceased. “I’ve lost all memory from that day and the day before.” said Entringer.
For Good Samaritan Josh Ramos who lives right where Entringer collapsed on King St. in Denver, he saw somebody who needed help.”I go outside I immediately see a gentleman with his bike on top of him in the middle of the street. So I turn inside, grab my cell phone, and turn outside.”
Thanks to Ramos’ quick action and Denver paramedics’ fast response, Entringer was resuscitated. He was brought back to life.
Thursday, both men say hello for the first time outside Denver Health Medical Center. Spoken like a true Samaritan, Ramos downplays his role in saving Entringer’s life.
“I feel good about it but I feel like, you know, most people would do something like this.”
Steve Entringer adds, “He got me out of my bike and he laid me down and made sure I wasn’t choking on anything and I thought, would I even do that?”
Now Entringer will have a long, healthy life to ponder that question. “He is a better person than I could ever be,” Entringer said about Ramos.