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January 24, 2016 1:30 pm

Brooklyn Man Who Suffered Heart Attack While Shoveling Snow Saved by Jewish Volunteer Ambulance Service Medic

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Brooklyn during Winter Storm Jonas. A Brooklyn man collapsed and went into cardiac arrest while shoveling storm that accumulated from the snow storm. Photo: Twitter.

Brooklyn during Winter Storm Jonas. Photo: Twitter.

A volunteer for a Jewish emergency rescue service saved the life of a Brooklyn, NY man who had a heart attack while shoveling snow on Saturday night, the website Yeshiva World News reported.

The 51-year-old went into cardiac arrest while clearing snow that had covered his parked car during Winter Storm Jonas. Seeing the man collapse, a bystander called the Hatzalah service. But even before an ambulance arrived, a Hatzalah volunteer who happened to be shoveling snow from his own car nearby used his Automated External Defibrillator to resuscitate the man, while dozens of neighbors looked on.

Within seconds, a Hatzalah ambulance arrived and evacuated the man to a nearby hospital. His current condition is unknown.

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