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A 12-year-old boy from Wellington, Fla. saved a drowning man with help from CPR that he learned from watching the hit Netflix series ‘Stranger Things.’ WFLA says the show taught him what he needed to know.

Jason Piquette is a behavioral therapist who works with Austen MacMillan. The pair spend their time doing a lot of swimming. After an underwater breath-holding exercise went wrong, MacMillan sprung into action and saved Piquette’s life.

Piquette said “We both held our breath like for a minute, a minute and a half. And I said, ‘OK, I am going to do it one more time and like try to get to two and a half minutes.’ And I said to him, ‘Just tap on me when I’m about a minute 40 [seconds].’”

“My lungs started to fill up with water, and I went from the shallow end at the bottom of the pool because I let all of the air out of my lungs,” he said. “I went to the bottom of the pool and sank. And then I started to raise up a little bit, and I started to drift to the deep end.”

Jason Piquette said of being saved by young Austen MacMillan, “Every doctor, everyone, has said I should be dead. I am so grateful to be alive, and so grateful that Austen stepped up and saved me.” Are you trained in CPR and other life-saving techniques?

This Classic Show Ranks as North Carolina’s Most Popular Medical Drama

I am 99.9% sure my grandmother watches Chicago Fire and Chicago Med like it’s her job. I’m more of a House fan. When it comes to medical dramas, America has some big fans. The popularity of medical dramas in the U.S. has never stagnated. For decades, these shows have captured our hearts, and now we know what shows get the hearts of each state beating.

According to Grand Canyon University, each state in the United States has a favorite medical drama series. North Carolina residents love a true classic medical drama. The University analyzed Google Trends search volume for 80 shows in the medical drama category between January 1, 2012, and January 1, 2022, using Wikipedia’s list of medical drama television shows. This is how North Carolina and other nearby states ranked for their favorite show.

  • North Carolina

    General Hospital is the most popular medical drama in North Carolina. Historically popular shows like Chicago Fire and ER were shut out, with zero states selecting those shows as their most popular medical drama. General Hospital led the way, earning the title of most popular medical drama in four different states.

  • The Most Popular Medical Drama Overall

    The Most Popular Medical Drama Overall

  • The Most Popular Medical Drama in Every U.S. State

    The Most Popular Medical Drama in Every U.S. State

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