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Old 03-27-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A man apparently trying to save his wife with CPR collapsed himself, fell on top of her and died Wednesday night in the couple's home in the town of Joyce on the Olympic Peninsula.

Rescuers broke into the home and tried to revive both the man, 60, and his wife, 59, but both died.

Local News | Clallam County man dies trying to revive wife with CPR | Seattle Times Newspaper
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Owasso, OK
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A man apparently trying to save his wife with CPR collapsed himself, fell on top of her and died Wednesday night in the couple's home in the town of Joyce on the Olympic Peninsula.

Rescuers broke into the home and tried to revive both the man, 60, and his wife, 59, but both died.

Local News | Clallam County man dies trying to revive wife with CPR | Seattle Times Newspaper
How sad!

CPR is very physically demanding. Most people don't understand how difficult it is to continue with chest compressions after only a couple of minutes.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, California
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That is sad.
But at least neither has been left alone without the other.
That's the only positive thing to say about it.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:43 PM
 
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That is sad.
But at least neither has been left alone without the other.
That's the only positive thing to say about it.
Just goes to show that it is indeed possible to die from a broken heart. God bless them both and the family members they so suddenly left behind.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:51 AM
 
Location: southern born and southern bred
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it was indeed a sad story; weird too.
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Strong, healthy people aren't supposed to do cpr for more than 2 minutes - they get worn out...poor elderly man couldn't last much longer than that...
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:54 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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Very sad story.
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Old 03-29-2011, 01:33 AM
 
Location: PORT ANGELES, WA
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That was in my neck of the woods, 15 mins down the road.

They live pretty far from the hospital. I don't know if their local "volunteer" firemen could have responded very quickly since it is such a small town.

I would like to go with my hubby when we get "old".

Sad for sure, for the family...
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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How sad!

CPR is very physically demanding. Most people don't understand how difficult it is to continue with chest compressions after only a couple of minutes.
You are very correct, and not done properly, CPR can do more harm then good.
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Old 04-03-2011, 08:20 AM
 
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That's unusual story. Sad to hear that.
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