Gary S. Linkhorst died after attempting to save John J. Klein from electrocution, Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, July 12, 1993. Klein, 36, was shocked when he made contact with his motor home, which had become electrified, and he lost consciousness. After disconnecting the vehicle from the power source, his wife alerted their neighbor and friend, Linkhorst, 41, machinist, to the situation. Although he had a history of heart disease, including having suffered a heart attack four years earlier, Linkhorst immediately began to apply cardiopulmonary resuscitation efforts to Klein. He continued the attempt for several minutes, until emergency medical technicians arrived. Linkhorst then sat down but, moments later, suddenly collapsed. Neither man could be revived; Klein had been electrocuted and Linkhorst died of a heart attack.
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