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Updated: Thom Tillis Collapses, Taken Away in Ambulance, Says He’s Fine

Posted by on Wed, May 17, 2017 at 9:03 AM

Multiple sources are reporting that North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis collapsed during a race in Washington, D.C., this morning, had CPR performed on him, and was taken in an ambulance to a D.C. hospital.  Here is the AP’s report:
Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina collapsed during a race in Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning, received CPR and was taken away in an ambulance, The Associated Press reported.

The Republican had tweeted Wednesday morning about taking part in the ACLI Capital Challenge race, an invitational run in Anacostia Park for members of the federal government and the media. He was leading his own team, "Team Tillis." Entry fees go to charity.

Tillis, 57, was seen on the ground being administered CPR by bystanders at about the two-mile mark in the three-mile race. Tillis at first appeared unconscious but was revived and breathing when he was taken away.
Update: in a video posted on Twitter, Tillis says he overheated during the race and did not receive CPR or “special measures.”

That’s good to hear.

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