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Deputies, medics, wife perform CPR more than one hour to save Racine man

RACINE — A 56-year-old man regained a pulse after more than an hour of CPR and two shocks from a defibrillator Sunday.

The man's wife, Mower County sheriff's deputies, first responders and an ambulance crew all helped give him CPR and shock him with an Automated Electronic Defibrillator, according to Mower County Sheriff Terese Amazi. AEDs are carried in all of the Mower County squad cars, Amazi said.

According to the report, the man's wife made the call about 3 p.m. and said her husband had "gone down" in their rural Racine home, was making odd noises and was unresponsive, Amazi said.

The pulse was regained after more than an hour, then the man was transported to Rochester by a Mayo Clinic helicopter, according to the report. Grand Meadow and Stewartville first responders also were on the scene.

The man's condition was not immediately available.

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