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Paramedic suffers fatal heart attack during 911 call

In attempt to save a life, an emergency responder lost his own.

Paramedic Dan McIntosh was the first on the scene of a 911 call in Bensalem, PA, trying to help a man who’d threatened to kill himself.

The man, Edwin Agosto, ran when the ambulance arrived.

McIntosh ran after him and then dropped to the ground.

He suffered a massive heart attack. The fall caused severe trauma to McIntosh’s head.

His own rescue crew rushed him to the hospital where the 39-year-old was pronounced dead. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

Agosto apologized to McIntosh’s family. “I did not want it to happen like this,” he said.

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  1. Tim Murphy says:

    This is know as the Law of Unintended Consequences. I feel sorry for the family of the Paramedic.

  2. 39 and died from a heart attack…that’s pretty scarry.

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