Standish man’s heart stops after crash, is revived by paramedics

Posted Aug. 05, 2013, at 8:29 a.m.
Last modified Aug. 05, 2013, at 11:56 a.m.

LIMINGTON, Maine — A Standish man was saved Saturday afternoon after he went into cardiac arrest following an accident, police said.

Michael Grant, 53, was traveling along Route 25 when his Chevy pickup left the roadway for no apparent reason, according to Chief Deputy William King of the York County Sheriff’s Office.

A witness reported following the vehicle for several miles before the crash and stated to sheriff’s deputies operation had been normal, King said.

Grant was talking with rescue workers at the scene and did not appear to have life threatening injuries, King said, but shortly after being removed from the vehicle, he went into cardiac arrest.

CPR and advanced life support were performed for 8 to 11 minutes, and paramedics were able to revive Grant, King said. He was transported by LifeFlight helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland, where he is in critical condition.

Speed was not a factor in the crash, police said, but it remains under investigation to determine whether alcohol was involved.

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