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Man survives after heart stops beating for over 40 minutes

Frank Kampmann's heart stopped beating for more than 40 minutes. (Source: WRC) Frank Kampmann's heart stopped beating for more than 40 minutes. (Source: WRC)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WWBT) -

A man who survived after his heart stopped beating for more than 40 minutes, thanked his friends and firefighters on Friday.

Frank Kampmann was shoveling snow when he collapsed from a heart attack last winter. His friend of 20 years, Paul Crook, found Kampmann collapsed on a loading dock.

Crook then called 911 and then his wife, who was a 911 dispatcher. His wife told him how to perform CPR.

According to NBC affiliate WRC, Crook continued to perform CPR until D.C. firefighters arrived on the scene. Even they could not revive him.

Kampmann's heart stopped beating somewhere between 44 minutes and an hour, he told WRC.

Now, the two plan on getting CPR certified and are recommending everyone else to do the same.

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