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BRIEF: Police looking for two people who helped heart attack victim at Va. Beach concert

August 31, 2014

By Ali Rockett, Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)



Aug. 31--VIRGINIA BEACH -- Police are looking for two people who helped save a man with cardiac arrest Friday at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

The incident occurred around 10:17 p.m. Friday during the American Music Festival concert, according to Virginia Beach Master Police Officer Tonya Borman.

A 65-year-old man's heart suddenly arrested at 6th Street and Boardwalk, Borman said.Two bystanders started cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, on the man. They were relieved shortly after by police officers who were stationed a block away, she said.

An automated external defibrillator, which administers a shock to the heart, was successfully used, Borman said.

Prior to leaving the scene, police said the victim was conscious and talking.

Borman said police would like to talk to the two individuals who preformed the life-saving CPR. Virginia Beach Police can be reached at 757-385-4097.

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