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Rescuers work to save teen

Submitted by on 1, April 2, 2010 – 4:45 amNo Comment

A local teen is in serious condition at Children’s Hospital in Oakland, three weeks after he was found unconscious by a bystander.

The 16-year-old boy was not named because he is a minor. Police said they believe the incident is a medical emergency, and not a crime.

Police said they were called shortly after 10 a.m. on March 10 when a bystander found the teen lying on the ground near a car parked on the 500 block of Pacific Avenue. Police responded within a minute and officers Ron Simmons and Tom Cobb began performing CPR and mouth-to-mouth on the boy, who had no pulse and wasn’t breathing.

Paramedics from the Alameda Fire Department responded four minutes later and took over, transporting the boy to Children’s Hospital in Oakland. Alameda Police Lt. Bill Scott said doctors there are still trying to figure out what’s wrong with the boy. Scott said he has asthma, but he said doctors aren’t sure if that plays into his current condition.

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