WAYLAND, MASS. (WHDH) - A pair of Massachusetts siblings sprang into action to save a passenger’s life on a flight last week.

Wayland Firefighter and Paramedic Lindsay Byrne and her sister, Nicole Kelly, who works as a nurse at Lahey Hospital in Burlington, were on a JetBlue flight from Logan Airport to Ft. Myers, Florida last week when a woman was found unresponsive in the plane’s lavatory.

After the pilot asked if anyone with a medical background was on the flight, the sisters, along with a Florida firefighter, jumped into action and assessed the woman. The three determined that the woman was unconscious, had grayish-blue skin, a faint pulse and was having difficulty breathing. They determined that she was having a diabetic emergency, and went to work clearing her airway and administering sugar packets orally to help her regain consciousness. The woman was taken to a local hospital via ambulance once the plane landed.

Chief Neil McPherson of the Wayland Fire Department said that this incident is what first responders and medical professionals train for.

“I commend Lindsay and Nicole for working together and utilizing both of their unique skill sets to take this swift, lifesaving action while flying aboard an aircraft,” Chief McPherson said.

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