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Teaneck police officer helps resuscitate man who collapsed while praying at synagogue

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

SHOUT OUT: A Teaneck police officer helped resuscitate a man who collapsed while praying at a local synagogue this morning.

A doctor who was at at Congregation Rinat Ysrael on West Englewood Avenue began CPR after finding no pulse on the 54-year-old victim just before 6:30 a.m., witnesses said.

Officer Richard Factor arrived moments later, administered a shock from a deibrillator and began chest compressions, Lt. Andrew McGurr told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.

The four-year department veteran continued CPR as EMTs from the Teaneck Volunteer Ambulance Corps administered a second shock, TVAC Capt. Izzy Infield told CLIFFVIEW PILOT. The man’s pulse then returned, he said.

Paramedics from Holy Name Medical Center took him to the hospital breathing on his own, Infield said, adding that he was expected to make a full recovery.

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