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Savannah woman survives 83-minute cardiac arrest, thanks team that saved her life

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Doctors say she was in cardiac arrest for nearly an hour and a half; her chances of survival were very small. But somehow, 43-year-old Timea Higgins survived.

Higgins says it started in April when she felt severe pain in her arm. When she became unresponsive, Chatham Emergency Services (EMS) Lieutenant Paramedic Pam Cheek and her partner responded to the call.

“She a lot of fight in her, she just never gave up,” said Cheek. While in the ambulance, Cheek says Higgins showed signs of life but did not have a pulse.

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