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Man suffers cardiac arrest while working on roof at Hunterdon County school

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – An unidentified man suffered cardiac arrest while working on the roof of a school Sunday morning in Readington Township, police said.

On July 3, at 7:07 a.m., police and EMS responded to the Holland Brook School, located at 52 Readington Road, for a report of a man on the roof of the building having difficulty breathing, police said.

The 53-year-old man was working on the building when he suffered the medical emergency and had been lowered to the ground prior to the officers arriving on scene, police said.

Sgt. Rindock was the first officer on scene and found the patient to be in cardiac arrest. CPR was performed and an AED was utilized by responding officers, police said.

Care was eventually turned over to the Whitehouse Rescue Squad and the Hunterdon Medical Center paramedics, police said.

The patient had regained a pulse and was breathing prior to being transported to Hunterdon Medical Center, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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