Coach uses iPhone app to help save collapsed player

La Verne Lutheran (Calif.) School basketball star Xavier Jones has two men to thank for still being alive: His coach and Steve Jobs. According to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, an iPhone — a creation of Jobs’ Apple Corporation — helped teach La Verne basketball coach Eric Cooper how to perform CPR when he downloaded a life saving app called “Phone Aid” one night last week.

The very next day, Cooper had to put the skill to the test when Jones collapsed during a team practice. Cooper was able to keep his star pupil alive until paramedics arrived, at which point Jones had begun breathing again.

“When it happened, that was too much of a coincidence for me,” Cooper told the Tribune.

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