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.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.