Back from the brink: Eastern Kentucky coach Walt Wells died; a miracle brought him back

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By John Brice Walt Wells’ Aug. 28 ‘widowmaker’ heart attack left him dead. Three weeks later, he’s coaching again No heartbeat. No oxygen. No pulse. Frankly, Walt Wells no longer was alive; sprawled on his office floor August 28, unconscious and his heart having stopped working – first panic, and then resolve descended upon Eastern Kentucky University’s Moberly Building. “They did CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and I had no pulse for a while on the floor, a few minutes,” Wells, less than three weeks removed from the life-and-death event, told FootballScoop. “I guess what is considered fla…

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