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Racine Deputies Save Man who was having a Heart Attack

On March 17 at 1:34 PM Racine Dispatch received a 911 call from the Burlington RV Super Store located on South Sylvania Avenue reporting a man was having a heart attack. According to the press release, as officers were dispatched they were updated that the man had stopped breathing and dispatch had begun giving CPR instructions to the caller over the phone.

Deputies arrived on scene within two minutes and immediately took over lifesaving steps by hooking the patient up to a heart-start defibrillator which is carried in all of the Sheriff’s Office squads. Two Deputies then took over the CPR activities and continued performing CPR until rescue personnel from the Union Grove/Yorkville Fire Department arrived. As the Deputies performed CPR, the defibrillator administered three shocks to the patient, who was later transported to Wheaton Hospital on Spring Street.

Racine County Sheriff Schmaling said, “our law enforcement professionals do a lot more than just enforce laws and make arrest. I couldn’t be more proud of my deputies and their quick response time yesterday. Because of their swift reaction to training, a life was saved.”

As of Friday afternoon the man, a 54-year-old from Illinois was at the ICU at Wheaton Hospital.

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