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Madison Police: Good Samaritans help woman believed to be having heart attack

Posted Wednesday, May 7, 2014 --- 1:30 p.m.

Madison Police say two Good Samaritans came to the aid of a woman who believed she was having a heart attack Tuesday morning.

The two Madison residents heard the woman call for help around 9:10 a.m. while walking near the Capitol Square.

A 38-year-old man ran across W. Main St. and caught the woman as she fell, preventing her head from hitting the sidewalk.

A second 53-year-old man also came to the woman's side and called 911.

The men were coached over the phone as they performed C-C-R for a couple of minutes on the woman until first responders arrived.

Police say that thanks to the life-saving efforts by two complete strangers, the woman was breathing. Officers checked on Wednesday morning, and say the 64-year-old was still very much alive and in the ICU.

Madison Police will be nominating the two Good Samaritans for departmental citizen recognition awards.


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