Heart attack victim brought back to life in a pub
Clive Fire Department Assistant Chief Tony Collins happened to be celebrating his 53rd birthday at the pub and rushed forward to start CPR
CLIVE, Iowa — Don Roese collapsed on the dance floor of an Iowa pub just a few bars into the band's rendition of his song request: Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline."
A massive heart attack left the 83-year-old with no pulse, and he wasn’t breathing. He didn't look so good, so good, so good. “He just dropped like a brick,” said Clive Fire Department Assistant Chief Tony Collins, who happened to be celebrating his 53rd birthday at the pub on Friday night and rushed forward to start CPR. “He couldn’t have dropped at a better time considering the company he was in.”
Collins, who has 35 years of experience as a paramedic, said his party included an emergency room nurse and an EMT. They rotated in and out, doing chest compressions and giving Roese mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
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