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Tim Tebow leads passengers in prayer during in-flight emergency

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Posted at 9:31 AM, Jun 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-28 14:19:12-04

Passengers on board a Delta Airlines flight are praising quarterback Tim Tebow for his actions during a mid-air health scare.

According to passengers on Flight 1772 from Atlanta, the Heisman Trophy winner was among a group of passengers who assisted flight attendants when a man on the flight collapsed of an apparent heart attack.

As the crew tried to revive the man with an AED, Tebow comforted his family and led passengers in prayer as the plane approached its destination in Phoenix.

Emergency crews met the plane at the gate. The passenger survived.

Richard Gotti wrote about what happened on his Facebook page:

I have to share this story! I was traveling on Delta Airlines Flight Number 1772 from Atlanta, Georgia to Phoenix, Arizona when there was a medical emergency on board. An older gentleman began having what appeared to be heart problems, and he went unconscious. I watched strangers from all over the world and every ethnicity come to the help of this man for over an hour! Whether it was chest compressions, starting an IV, helping breathe life into this man, or praying everyone helped! I listened to shock after shock from the AED machine and still no pulse. No one gave up. I observed people praying and lifting this man up to the Lord in a way that I've never seen before. The crew of Delta Airlines were amazing. They acted in a fast and professional manner! Then all of a sudden, I observed a guy walking down the aisle. That guy was Tim Tebow. He met with the family as they cried on his shoulder! I watched Tim pray with the entire section of the plane for this man. He made a stand for God in a difficult situation. The plane landed in Phoenix and that was the first time they got a pulse back! Please share this with your friends! Pray for this man and his family, and also thank God that we still have people of faith who in times of difficulty look to the Lord!