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'Alcatraz' Crew Saves Woman's Life In San Francisco

Alcatraz Crew Saves Woman

Posted: 03/ 9/2012 10:25 am

The crew of "Alcatraz" can now say they helped save a woman's life.

According to SFGate.com, crew members of the Fox drama knocked on a Dr. Janice Zakin's door to ask her to move her car so the film crews could set up, but they were met with her young daughter who told them her mother needed help.

After getting up to move her car around 7 a.m. PST, Dr. Zakin said she fainted. When her daughter found her, she said she was dizzy and unable to move her leg. Ignoring her daughter's pleas to call 911, Dr. Zakin said she tried to crawl to the bathroom.

"The next thing I knew, it looked like 10 handsome men were in my room," Dr. Zakin told SFGate. "I clearly needed to go to the hospital. I didn't know what was happening to my heart."

TMZ reports "Alcatraz" crew members alerted on-set police officers and an ambulance was called to transport Dr. Zakin to the hospital.

Dr. Zakin said a faulty wire in her pacemaker may have attributed to low blood flow and caused to her to faint.

According to EW, filming on the Season 1 finale resumed on Thurs., March 8 in San Francisco.

This is not the first time in recent history that a TV show has been credited with helping to save a person's life, albeit in different ways. In December, a young girl said she performed CPR on her mother after seeing it on "Grey's Anatomy."

According to the Sheboygan Press, Kandace Seyferth was found unresponsive at the bottom of her stairs after suffering a severe asthma attack. Her 10-year-old daughter, Madisyn Kestell, called 911 and then, along with a friend, administered CPR.

"Me and my mom watch the show every Thursday, and I learned it from there," Kestell said.

While her daughter may not have learned the life-saving tips from "Alcatraz," Dr. Zakin credits the show's crew members for her safey.

"They saved my life," she said.

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