Dozens of People Perform CPR to Save One Heart Attack Victim

Dozens of People Perform CPR to Save One Heart Attack Victim

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CPR symbolWhen Howard Snitzer clutched his chest and crumpled on a freezing sidewalk outside Don’s Foods in Goodhue, Minn., he was wearing gym shorts, fresh from his daily workout.

For the next 96 minutes — more than an hour and a half — two dozen bystanders and first responders took turns performing CPR on the fallen man. Their teamwork saved Snitzer’s life, in what may be one of the longest, successful out-of-hospital resuscitations ever.

What makes the incident even more striking was that it took place in rural Goodhue, pop. about 900, a town without a traffic light.

(READ the story at USA Today)

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