GATESVILLE, N.C. — EMT Steven Toppin became ill and died during 911 call Tuesday.
Gates County Rescue & EMS announced the death of Toppin, 53, on the department's Facebook page.
Toppin and his paramedic partner responded to a 911 call for a critical patient. During the call, Toppin suddenly complained of shortness of breath and collapsed. Paramedics rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
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