Savannah High School coach uses CPR to save strangers' life

Robin Lewis (left) and Tim Jordan met Tuesday for the first time since Jordan saved Lewis' life (Photo: Tim Jordan)

A city of Savannah employee said she owes her life to a basketball coach at Savannah High School, but the coach said he was just in the right place at the right time.

On March 5th, tennis attendant Robin Lewis was working at Daffin Park during a league tournament. She went outside to watch the game and the rest of the day was a blur.

Lewis collapsed into a friend's arms and was brought to the ground. She didn't even know prior to this moment she had a heart condition. There was no AED nearby and no one knew CPR except for Savannah High School's basketball coach Tim Jordan.

Coach Jordan said he happened to be playing tennis with friends for the first time in two years.

"I think I was put there for a reason and I thank the good Lord for helping me pull her through," Jordan said.

First responders told coach Jordan those few minutes of CPR saved her life.

In light of the near tragedy that took place, Kenny and Lisa Wilson donated an AED to the Tennis house at Daffin Park. The couple donates AED's to various parks and buildings in the community, in honor of their son who lost his life to a heart arrhythmia. This is the 26th AED they have donated.

"AED's are simple to use, They will give you voice commands as soon as they are opened," Lisa Wilson said.

"The number of lives that can be saved just by knowing CPR and how to use an AED and having an AED available is just amazing," Lewis said.