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Good Samaritans Perform CPR at Commonwealth Ave Panera

Citizens at the Panera Bread location performed CPR and used an automatic defibrillator on a customer having a heart attack.

A Panera Bread customer started showing signs of cardiac arrest at around 7 p.m. tonight, when a good samaritan stepped in and went to work.

According to scanner reports recently received, a citizen took the restaurant's automated external defibrillator device and performed CPR on the poor soul. The fire department and two EMs units arrived on the scene shortly afterward to take over the patient's care. 

Patch will have more information on this story as it becomes available. 

elizabeth nolan January 12, 2012 at 03:56 PM
is this really journalism?? referring to the patron as the poor old soul???? Come on!!
Grahame Turner January 12, 2012 at 10:12 PM
The intent was solely to make the story a little more interesting to read than simply using various synonyms for "customer" over and over, while sticking to details I could verify at the time. If anything, the aim was a "poetic" epithet--if you have interpreted that differently, I am afraid that is up to you. So much for "be nice on the internet week." http://patch.com/A-pYdc
Nikita Bonita January 13, 2012 at 03:35 PM
I have to agree with Ms. Nolan on this one. I was taken aback by the reference to the 'poor soul' and thought it was an unnecessary and unfortunate embellishment. Being nice and providing a critique are not mutually exclusive; I did not think the comment was overly harsh. Lest I also be so accused, let me wish Mr. Turner a nice long weekend!
Grahame Turner January 14, 2012 at 03:10 AM
Thank you. The way the original comment was phrased, I interpreted it as mockery and not as a critique (there is a huge difference between those two, although they aren't necessarily mutually exclusive either). Again, that was not the intention, but I will accept that may be a poor choice of words. It was my mistake, and it is a phrase I will avoid in future. I hope you have a great long weekend as well, and thanks!

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