Medical personnel with the Lee’s Summit Fire Department aided Missouri State Highway Patrol personnel and a regular citizen in saving the life of a Napolean man who suffered an apparent heart attack on MSHP grounds.
According to a press release from the MSHP, at approximately 7:47 a.m. Feb. 25 a 67-year-old Napolean resident suffered an apparent heart attack in the parking lot of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Motor Vehicle Inspection/Driver Examination facility located at 1950 N.E. Independence in Lee’s Summit.
A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper and a Missouri State Highway Patrol commercial vehicle officer responded to the area and observed an unconscious, white male victim lying on the ground, surrounded by other citizens.
The officers performed cardio-pulmonary resuscitation until emergency medical services from Lee’s Summit arrived and took over. EMS personnel applied several shocks from an automated external defibrillator before transporting the man to St. Luke’s Medical Center East emergency room.
Medical personnel later confirmed the victim had suffered an apparent heart attack and had regained consciousness. MSHP personnel also identified a 31-year-old Kansas City citizen who was on scene and played a vital role in notifying other MSHP personnel to contact EMS.
The citizen also attempted to perform CPR prior to the patrol’s arrival.
The victim was attempting to unload a vehicle from a trailer for inspection when he suffered the apparent heart attack.