WAYNE – Four police officers were credited Friday with helping to save the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest after he was stung by more than 20 bees.
The officers found the unidentified 52-year-old unconscious near his home at Finn’s Mobile Home Park on Fairfield Road, Wayne police said in a statement.
“The victim was described as highly allergic and in cardiac arrest,” said police Capt. Laurence W. Martin.
Officers Tom Colella and Dan DuBois began CPR, used a defibrillator and administered two doses from an EpiPen. The officers were aided by Officer Chris Carbone and Sgt. Don Davidson, according to Martin.
At this point, “the patient had shallow breathing,” Martin said.
A short time after police arrived, EMTs and paramedics were on the scene and stabilized the man, Martin said.
The victim was taken to a Paterson hospital, where he remained Friday in the intensive care unit, police said.
“If not for the quick response of the officers, the patient would not have survived,” Martin said. “We are proud of their professionalism and commitment to the citizens of our township.”
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