Steven Avila of Southeast Salem, 16, is in critical condition after police officers used a Taser on him this morning... ... Troopers encountered the teen who "refused to comply with their commands and actively resisted their efforts to take him into custody." Trooper ... used his Taser on the teen. The boy continued to resist efforts to take him into custody until he fell unconscious. A medic at the scene, later joined by Salem Fire paramedics, attended to the boy until he was taken to Salem Hospital by ambulance. He was transferred to Doernbecher where he is in critical condition... [LINK]
I wonder what the time delay was between the taser hit (I'll assume it was a transcardiac chest hit, but that's just a guess on my part) and the on-set of near-death (I'll assume about 20-30 seconds, but that's just a guess on my part).
Do the words "attended to the boy" imply CPR?
Even with the very carefully crafted wording (*), the same-old pattern still shines through.
(* A bit too obvious there guys...)
Let's hope for a full recovery.
UPDATE: See latest good news [LINK].
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