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Pennridge honors fans who saved man's life during football game

PERKASIE, Pa. - On Thanksgiving Day, Pennridge High School's football team scored an impressive victory over rival Quakertown, but the greatest performance that day didn't happen on the field.

It actually happened in the stands, where quick teamwork by several Good Samaritans saved a man's life.

The Pennridge School Board honored those who came to the aid of Peter Mahon, 75.

Just moments before kickoff, he suffered a cardiac event and collapsed in the stands.

Several people rushed to his aid. They were able to keep him alive until paramedics arrived and shocked his heart.

Mahon relayed a message from the doctor who treated him at the hospital.

"My wife thanked the doctor. He said, 'thank me fine. But thank those first responders because they're the ones who saved your husband's life,'" he said during Monday night's school board meeting.

Mahon personally thanked each person who played a role in saving his life.

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