Ind. EMT collapses, dies on call

Charles Black, 54, suffered a fatal heart attack after transporting a patient inside his apartment

Duty Death:

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HIGHLAND, Ind. — EMT Charles Black of Superior Ambulance died while on duty on Wednesday, August 10th.

EMT Black, who was assigned to the Highland Indiana base, and his partner were assisting another ambulance crew who were transporting a patient home from St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond, Indiana.

Due to the size of the patient and difficulty in getting him inside his apartment, the second crew was summoned to assist, according to

After the four EMTs got the patient inside, EMT Black suffered a fatal heart attack.

He was 54 years old and had served six years as an EMT. Black is survived by his wife Miavria, daughter Jackie, 11, and son Joe, 18.

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