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Grand Island firefighters rescue man suffering cardiac arrest on Tim Hortons cafe roof

The Grand Island Fire Co. Friday afternoon rescued a man who was suffering heart problems as he worked on the roof of the Tim Hortons Cafe and Bake Shop on Grand Island Boulevard.

The 58-year-old man was a crew member of Action Commercial Repair and was working on the roof to correct a cooler malfunction about 1:30 p.m. when he experienced breathing problems, the fire company said. When EMTs arrived in subfreezing temperatures, the man was found to be in cardiac arrest and CPR was immediately initiated.

Meanwhile, a ladder truck arrived and the Sheridan Park Volunteer Volunteer Fire Department also alerted for mutual aid.

The man was removed from the rooftop by using the ladder truck while life support continued. The man was taken by Twin City Ambulance to Kenmoe Mercy Hospital for further attention.


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