Several Haverhill emergency responders were sent to the hospital for evaluation and later released after suffering light-headedness and other symptoms after attempting to revive an Anna Street man.
Haverhill Police and firefighters were sent Wednesday afternoon to 6 Anna St. in response to a call about an unresponsive 39-year-old man. After attempts to revive him failed, the unidentified man was pronounced dead and the Essex State Police Detective Unit was contacted to investigate—typical of unexpected, sudden deaths
While waiting for the state medical examiner, several first responders became ill and were sent to the hospital for medical treatment. A HazMat unit was called to determine the cause of illness, but no unusual chemicals or other substances were found and the cause of the illnesses is unclear.
State Police determined no foul play is suspected in the man’s death. Investigators so far have not found any reason to believe that the man’s death is connected to the source of the illness.