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Dartmouth Fire Department responds to elderly man found unresponsive in roadway


“Yesterday afternoon, Dartmouth Fire Rescue 3 was dispatched for an unresponsive person on Horseneck Rd.

The crew on Rescue 3 requested Fire Department assistance due to the remote location of the call. The Chief responded in his cruiser and the on-duty crew responded with Engine 6. The Chief arrived on scene to find an elderly man down in the roadway with bystander CPR being performed.

The Chief confirmed that the patient had no pulse and continued CPR. An AED was placed on the patient and 2 shocks were administered. Rescue 3 and Engine 6 arrived, packaged the PT and initiated Advanced Life Support treatment.

Before transporting the patient to the hospital for further care, the patient had his pulse back and was breathing on his own. We hope this patient has a smooth and speedy recovery.

Job well done by everyone involved!” -Dartmouth Fire District 2.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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