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Store Employees in Burlington Perform CPR on Customer Having Heart Attack

An Illinois man suffered a heart attack at the Burlington RV Superstore and employees gave him CPR until deputies arrived on Thursday.

Racine County Communications Center was dispatching squads from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office to the call when an update was put out the male had stopped breathing and they were 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 St.

The 54-year-old from Illinois is currently in ICU at Wheaton Hospital.

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