NBC News anchor-to-be Brian Williams was called into emergency medical duty Wednesday during a Delta Shuttle flight from New York to Washington. A former volunteer fireman with EMT experience, Williams assisted a 64-year-old male passenger who was having trouble breathing. According to TV Guide senior correspondent Stephen Battaglio, who was also on the flight, Williams did a simple triage on the patient, checking his pulse and asking questions to determine what was wrong. He gave him water and an aspirin and stayed with him until the plane was brought back to LaGuardia Airport, where an EMT crew was waiting. According to Williams, only at the last moment did the man indicate that he knew who was treating him. "When I said goodbye, he said, 'This is a hell of way to get viewers'."
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