Suffolk Police save West Islip man, who collapsed while clearing snow


Suffolk cops saved the life of a 71-year-old West Islip man who had collapsed in front of his home while clearing snow after Saturday’s blizzard, police said.

Third Precinct Officers Terence Slane and Tristen David responded to a Hyman Avenue residence after a 911 caller reported at 7:30 p.m. that a neighbor had collapsed while using a snow blower.

When the officers arrived at the man’s home, they found him in cardiac distress and without a pulse, cops said. Slane and David helped the man regain a pulse, using CPR and an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED).

The man is being treated at Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip. He is in critical, but stable condition.

Top photo: A man clearing snow in Stony Brook during Saturday’s blizzard (Andrew Theodorakis/Getty Images).