A man from Maryland flew to Denver Tuesday to thank the medical staff who saved his life after an almost fatal cardiac arrest.

Pete Roskovich, 51, and his wife Linda, visited the staff at Presbyterian/St. Luke's hospital to thank them for their care that saved Roskovich's life after he almost died on Vail Mountain in March of 2016. 

Roskovich took a ski trip to Vail mountain with his friend and his nephew and had no idea it would be the hardest run of his life.
"What he told me I said was ‘I don't feel well. I'm gonna throw up.’ And then he said I went down on my hands and knees and I went out," said Roskovich.
He was in cardiac arrest and thankfully, his friend immediately started CPR. The sequence of events that followed are almost too hard to believe.

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