High school wrestler saves man’s life

High school wrestler saves man's life (Image 1)

A high school wrestler from east Tennessee is being called a hero after he helped save a man's life at the state tournament.

Heritage High School student Schuyler LaRue was in the restroom Thursday at the Williamson County Ag Expo when he witnessed a man collapse.

“I thought the elderly man was stumbling.  He passed out and hit his head. He was seizing,” said LaRue.

He began to perform CPR on the man until an EMT arrived.

“Last year I took a lifeguarding course. I got certified at UT and just instinct I guess kicked in,” LaRue told Nashville's News 2.

The man has been identified as Rob Bussey, 68, of Kingsport.

He was transported to Williamson Medical Center and was in stable condition Thursday night.

LaRue's teammates call him a hero, but it's a title he doesn't want.

“God's grace put me in there. It allowed me to be the person to bring him back,” said LaRue.

LaRue says he would like to meet the man whose life he helped save.

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