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Man revived after collapsing at Linn County Courthouse security checkpoint

Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Linn County Courthouse in Cedar Rapids. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County Courthouse staff revived a man who walked into the courthouse Tuesday morning and collapsed.

A 60-year-old man entered the Linn County Courthouse’s east entrance with his wife at 8:21 a.m., but he collapsed before they could pass through the security checkpoint, according to the Linn County Sheriff’s Office,

Deputies sprang into action, the sheriff’s office said, alerting emergency dispatch and beginning CPR. An automated external defibrillator also was used.

With the emergency intervention, the man regained a pulse and was transported Mercy Medical Center for further treatment.

The deputies were assisted by members of the Linn County Correctional Center nursing staff and Sheriff Rescue 57, as well as paramedics from Area Ambulance Service and the Cedar Rapids Fire Department.

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