Nurse speaks on trying to save teen who died on Delta flight

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Dan Goslin says he and two other passengers, a doctor and a nurse midwife, did all they could to save the teen who died on the Delta flight.

ATLANTA, Ga. - Channel 2 Action News has learned a registered nurse tried to save the life of a 16-year-old boy who died on an Atlanta-bound Delta flight this weekend.

The teen suffered some kind of medical emergency on Flight 128 Saturday around 9 a.m. Pacific time and died. Authorities believe the 16-year-old may have had birth defects and never flown before. He was flying with his mother, grandmother and brother.

Most of the passengers on that original flight from Seattle to Atlanta landed at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after midnight. Channel 2 Action News talked to one of the passengers who tried to save this boy's life.

Dan Goslin, a registered nurse, was sitting about 15 rows in front of the teenager when the crew called for anyone with medical training.

Goslin says he and two other passengers, a doctor and a nurse midwife, did all they could.

"He was having trouble breathing. We tried oxygen. That didn't work. We tried to move him out of the chair and get him to another position. That didn't work and everything we tried just really didn't work," Goslin said.

Once on the ground firefighters took over care, but the teen died. His name has not been released.

Passengers said the boy's father was in Atlanta and they were in the process of moving the family to the metro area.

The father has now flown to Spokane to reunite with his family.


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