GOP Candidate Collapses, Gets CPR From Opponent

A Connecticut gubernatorial candidate collapsed during a campaign event Thursday night but a fellow candidate leapt to his rescue and applied CPR until he revived.

Mayor Mark Boughton, a Republican from Danbury, fell ill from an apparent seizure during a meet-and-greet in Avon, requiring instant CPR from another candidate and two other doctors who were in the room at the time.

“It was one of the scariest moments of my life because we were not in a hospital setting,” Prasad Srinivasan, a physician and state representative who is also running for governor, told the Hartford Courant. “He looked paler than pale until the pulse came back. This was not a fainting spell. He was in tough shape.”

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