Tuesday, December 28, 2010

California Man Dies of Heart Attack After Getting Stuck in Snow

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Idaho State Police
Region 6 1540 Foote Dr.
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828
(208) 525-7377 FAX: (208) 525-7294

For Immediate Release: 12/28/2010 10:45 PM
Contact: Tpr. Bivins

Shortly before 2 PM this afternoon, the Idaho State Police, along with Jefferson County and Clark County, responded to a medical call resulting from a vehicle getting stuck in the snow on I15 north of Hamer. Michael O'Grady, age 71 of Chula Vista,CA was northbound on I15 at milepost 156 when he slid off the road and got stuck in the snow. While attempting to dig his vehicle out of the snow, O'Grady sufferred a heart attack. Troopers and Deputies attempted to revive him with the assistance of a defibrillator without success. An air ambulance was dispatched but was unable to respond due to adverse weather conditions. Clark County Ambulance transported him to milepost 139, where he was transferred to Idaho Falls Ambulance. Idaho Falls Ambulance transported him to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center. Despite the resuscitation efforts of law enforcement, ambulance, and hospital personnel, O'Grady could not be revived and was declared dead at the hospital.