BELIZE CITY, Wed. Mar. 6, 2019– A cell-phone video was made of a BERT ambulance crew on Newtown Barracks as they worked feverishly to save a man who had apparently suffered a heart attack.
The almost 10-minute video captured in graphic details the effort made by the paramedics before the man, who had no pulse, despite an automated external defibrillator being used on him about three times, was put in the ambulance and driven away.
Police reported that the man, identified as Steven Calbert Murillo, 42, an electrician of Ordonez Street, was pronounced dead at 2:30 a.m. at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital.
Murillo, according to a police report, had gone to Newtown Barracks to pick up his common-law wife at a nearby club.
Murillo was waiting outside the club while his common-law wife had gone to drop off some friends, but when she returned, she saw the BERT crew trying to resuscitate him.
Police said they were called to the scene and they did not observe any sign of foul play on Murillo; they were also told that Murillo had been complaining of chest pains since late last year.
It is believed that Murillo suffered a heart attack. A post-mortem examination will be done on his body to officially determine the cause of his death.