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EMT saves man suffering heart attack at heart walk

An unknown EMT who was participating in the walk stopped and began CPR on the man; a trooper also grabbed an AED and used it on the man until an ambulance arrived

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. — A Lewis County man who suffered a heart attack during America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk Saturday near Utica was saved by quick-acting troopers and an EMT, the New York State Police said.

At about 11:30 a.m. Saturday Michael W. Wofford, of Glenfield, collapsed and became unresponsive near the intersection of Burrstone Road and Washington Drive in New Hartford.

One of the walkers at the heart event alerted troopers Adam Ferstand and Daniel Krajewski, state police said. The pair were working a traffic post at the intersection where Wofford collapsed.

Full story: Troopers, EMT save man who suffered heart attack while attending heart walk in Oneida County

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