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August 14, 2013
Va. rescue squad EMT dies on duty
HENRICO, Va. — Henrico emergency crews are mourning the sudden loss of a Henrico volunteer EMT. Wilbur Fraenzel was on duty at the Henrico Volunteer Rescue Squad near the airport when he went into cardiac arrest.
His supervisors are talking to NBC12 about the loss. The rescue squad responds to a number of emergencies daily. But on Monday, they tried desperately to save one of their own.
"His crew was working on him until firemen got here," says Captain Jerry Colgin. Fraenzel was on duty when he went into cardiac arrest. His supervisors say other volunteers and firefighters tried to save him, but he later died at the hospital.