GOP gubernative candidate collapses during the event, gets CPR from other candidates

Danbury mayor Mark Boughton , who is running for Governor in the US state of Connecticut, the hospital after collapsing at a meet-and-greet event

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A Connecticut gubernative candidate collapsed during a campaign event on Thursday evening but a fellow candidate jumped to his rescue and applied CPR until he revived.

Mayor Mark Boughton, a Republican from Danbury, ill, from an apparent seizure during a meet-and-greet in Avon, require immediate CPR from one of the other candidates, and two other doctors in the room at the time.

“It was one of the scariest moments in my life, since we were in a hospital,” Prasad Srinivasan, a physician and representative in the state, is also running for Governor, said the Hartford Courant. “He looked paler than pale until the pulse came. The was seizures, no fainting. He was in rough shape.”

He added: “He is a lucky man. He’s lucky to be alive.”

Srinivasan, an allergist, told the newspaper that the 54-year-old Boughton pulse “very, very weak”, while he administered CPR.

“He was in some form of cardiac arrest, because he had a very, very weak pulse,” he added.

Brian Ladouceur, Jr., Chairman of the Avon Republican Town Committee, told the CT post, Boughton was conscious, and his color had returned, as he lay on a stretcher before he was taken to the hospital.

Boughton’s campaign manager Marc Dillion, told reporters he was taken to UConn Health Center in Farmington, where he spent the night.

According to local media, Boughton, was released on Friday morning.

Shelton mayor Mark Lauretti, the race was also in the Governor, said it was hard to see, Boughton collapse in front of him.

“It gives you pause, when you see someone who have known you for years,” he said to the CT Post.

Last summer, Boughton underwent brain removal surgery, a noncancerous tumor behind his ear. His story appeared in a Super Bowl advertising spot of the Pittsburgh Medical Center, which performed his surgery.

Political allies and opponents from across the state sent their prayers and thoughts to Boughton.

“We can not tweeted always agree, but our thoughts are with @mayor mark tonight,” Connecticut Democrats.

We may not always agree, but our thoughts are with @mayor mark tonight.

— Connecticut Dems (@CTDems) March 16, 2018

Tim fall, a fellow Republican candidate, said on Facebook that he knew, Boughton, for two decades, and hopes, “everyone connects in Connecticut, me policy will be set aside tonight to pray for him and his family and for a full and speedy recovery.”

No further details were immediately available.

Lucia I. Suarez Sang, a Reporter for You can follow her on Twitter @Lucia Suarez sang

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