More than 700 students, staff, faculty and even parents took part in a CPR/Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training workshop at Saint Thomas Academy Wednesday afternoon. The massive workshop comes after a student suffered a cardiac event and collapsed on the football field this August. A student and a member of the coaching staff, who was also a doctor, administered CPR until help arrived.
A man was shot and killed after stepping off of a Metro Transit bus Thursday evening in north Minneapolis. Police say the fatal shooting happened near Penn Avenue North and North 26th Avenue just before 7 p.m.
A missing 3-year-old boy was found unresponsive in Pelican Lake in Breezy Point, Minn. Friday evening, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office. Law enforcement responded to a report of a missing child near Breezy Point Resort just after 7:30 p.m. Within minutes, the boy was found in the water by relatives.
A man is in the hospital Monday night after he was pulled from a swimming pool unconscious. According to authorities, a male in his 40s was swimming in a pool at a private residence in the 2700 block of Ottawa Avenue when someone noticed he was not breathing.
A Rogers woman who spent two-and-a-half months in the hospital has an amazing story of recovery and optimism. Adela Alvarez went into cardiac arrest while teaching a Zumba class last winter, and as doctors worked to save her life, they discovered another serious threat.
February is Heart Disease Awareness month. Every year, 1,300 Minnesotans have a heart attack, and of that number, only 200 survive. WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas went to the University of Minnesota to learn what to do at home in an emergency.
A 63-year-old Shafer man is dead after a snowmobile accident Saturday, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s office. The fatal accident happened late Saturday morning at a residence in Franconia Township. According to a witness, Dennis Holt was moving a snowmobile that he was not familiar with, which had a left-handed throttle.
On this Thanksgiving, one Twin Cities man is giving thanks for the kindness of strangers. Back in October, Bill Richardson had a heart attack while working out at his gym. He believes he would have died if a staff member hadn’t acted quickly to give him CPR.
A Minnesota father says he owes his life to his friends after his heart stopped during a pick-up hockey game. In September, 57-year-old Scott Rodriguez of Roseville collapsed and stopped breathing while playing hockey at the Richfield Ice Arena.
It’s the news nobody wants to hear. Five children submerged in icy water for up to a half hour or more. Two have died, and the outlook for the other three is unclear. But for the remaining victims, their age could actually help them survive.
A 7-year-old boy is being treated at an area hospital after he was found unconscious in Wirth Lake Friday afternoon, according to Minneapolis Police. Keylen Rashan Thorton was initially reported missing by his grandmother at 2 p.m. Lifeguards cleared the lake and searched for Keylen, who was found in a swimming area that is four to six feet deep. Lifeguards performed CPR on him and were able to detect a pulse. He was taken to North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale.
A 35-year-old Breckenridge man was transported to the hospital after diving into 3-feet deep of water Thursday afternoon in Ottertail Lake, authorities say.
Minneapolis Police are now calling the death of a 9-year-old boy found hanging from a clothesline suspicious.
Last Sunday morning at the Holiday Inn Express water park in Baxter was exactly what Greg Bomstad wanted. He was enjoying time with his two children when another parent caught his attention. “He asked me, ‘is this kid faking?’ And I said, ‘What kid? There’s been no kid over here in like 10 minutes,’” Bomstad said.
One person is in the hospital after a Kit fire Saturday night in northeast Minneapolis.