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Photo of EMT mowing patient’s lawn goes viral

When an 87-year-old man passed out while he was mowing his lawn, an AMR EMT picked up where he left off


Photo courtesy of Ken Densley’s Facebook page

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A photo of an EMT mowing a lawn after an elderly man passed out has gone viral.

Ken Densley said his 87-year-old father, who refuses to let anyone else mow his lawn, was working on his yard when he pushed too hard and passed out Saturday. Neighbors saw what happened and called 911.

Densley said as they were taking his dad back inside, he noticed something else.

“One of the EMTs put the gurney away and the other finished mowing the lawn,” he said. “He finished and even put the mower away.”

Densley took a picture of the EMT and shared it on Facebook. The photo has garnered more than 10,000 likes and almost 2,000 shares.

Densley said his father was discharged from the hospital on Sunday and is doing great.