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LODD: EMT collapses, dies while caring for a patient

Steven Toppin, 53, was rushed to a hospital by paramedics where he was later pronounced dead

Duty Death: Steven Toppin - [Gatesville, North Carolina]

End of Service: 03/08/2016


GATESVILLE, N.C. — EMT Steven Toppin became ill and died during 911 call Tuesday.

Gates County Rescue & EMS announced the death of Toppin, 53, on the department's Facebook page.  

Toppin and his paramedic partner responded to a 911 call for a critical patient. During the call, Toppin suddenly complained of shortness of breath and collapsed. Paramedics rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

EMT Steven Toppin (Photo courtesy Gates County Rescue & EMS)
EMT Steven Toppin (Photo courtesy Gates County Rescue & EMS)

Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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