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Mich. captain dies of apparent heart problem

Capt. John Sayles was changing a tire when he started complaining of chest pain

By FireRescue1 Staff

PENTWATER, Mich. — The captain of a Mich. fire department died of an apparent heart aneurysm Wednesday night.

Pentwater Fire Dept. Capt. John Sayles, 38, was changing a tire when he started to complain of chest pain, according to the Mason County Press. FirefighterCloseCalls.com reports that Capt. Sayles was on a working house fire 24 hours before he died.

Capt. Sayles then called an ambulance, which took him the hospital. After being admitted, he was then transferred to another hospital to undergo open-heart surgery for an aortic aneurysm, but died en route.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters.




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Chris Irwin Chris Irwin Monday, November 26, 2012 4:29:45 PM :-( Way too young!
Chris Irwin Chris Irwin Mon Nov 26 16:33:08 PST 2012 38 year old fire captain dies within 24 hours after a house fire of appartent heart attack. Pentwater has had its bad luck the past couple years. If I remember correctly, the Police Chief was hit directing traffic on the 4th of July.

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