Boy Scout Saves Baseball Coach Who Suffered a Heart Attack

Boy Scout Saves Coach
Nathan B.,’s Boy Scout training saved his coach’s life after administering CPR and calling 911. (Photo credit: Nick VinZant/ABC15)

Thanks to an Arizona teen’s Boy Scout training and quick-thinking, 26-year-old baseball coach Isaac Wenrich is alive after suffering a massive heart attack last week.

Nathan B., jumped into action to administer the first aid training he learned in Boy Scouts after his coach, Wenrich, collapsed on the field during practice drills.

“He fell flat on his face and then I asked if he was okay and he wasn’t answering, so I grabbed his phone and called 911,” said the 13-year-old.

Nathan credits his Boy Scout training for teaching him how to properly give CPR and be prepared in the event of an emergency.

“I remembered it from the Boy Scouts a couple of years ago,” the teen shared, according to the Inquisitr. “You just lock your hands together and start pushing on their chest.”

The coach’s girlfriend, Katy Huertta, was grateful for the Scout’s heroism and thanked him for rushing to her boyfriend’s aid.

“If he didn’t get CPR he would be gone,” she explained. “He would be dead right now. He’s everything to me. He’s my best friend so thank you, thank you.”

The Scout was able to perform CPR until first responding firefighters arrived at the scene and transported Isaac to the hospital. Katy says Isaac is expected to make a full recovery.

Watch the video below from KNXV to hear Nathan’s account of his life-saving feat.

Learn more about how this young man’s Scout training saved his coach’s life by reading the full story on the Inquisitr.


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Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at