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October 2, 2013
Off-duty EMT helps shock man back to life at gym
DANVERS, Mass. — Off-duty Topsfield call firefighter and EMT Charles Brown and others who like an early workout used an automated external defibrillator to revive a 41-year-old man who collapsed while running on a treadmill at Boston North Fitness Center at 30 Prince St. yesterday morning.
“Charlie Brown began CPR immediately and also applied the gym’s AED and converted the gentleman after one shock,” wrote Topsfield fire Chief Ronald Giovannacci, in an email to his department announcing the save.
“The victim was transported to Salem Hospital and at last report was doing well,” wrote Giovannacci. “Please thank Charlie for his exemplary response.”