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Officers, EMTs Save Bethpage Man from Heart Attack

First responders find 66-year-old in cardiac arrest, bring him back.

Nassau County Police (Credit: Jason Molinet)
Nassau County Police (Credit: Jason Molinet)
Quick action by first responders have apparently saved the life of a Bethpage man who suffered a heart attack while using a snow blower.

Nassau County police said they were called to help the man Friday about 11:30 a.m. The 66 year old was using a snow thrower outside his home on Joseph Avenue when he began to experience chest pains.

Nassau Police officers and Advanced Medical Technicians from the Second Precinct responded. The victim went into cardiac arrest and emergency personnel used a defibrillator re-establishing his heartbeat, police said.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he was admitted for evaluation and treatment.

No further information on the man's condition was available.

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LS January 03, 2014 at 04:17 PM
Prayers for this gentleman. Even using a snow blower, snow removal is a tough job, especially when it's very cold, like today. Please be careful. A fine neighbor lost his life years ago shoveling snow--by the time of his funeral, all the snow had melted. Don't hesitate to hire a strong young person to do this job!
Gail Neuman January 03, 2014 at 04:34 PM
He's a very lucky man, because only about 8% who go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital are brought back to life.

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