EMT finishes mowing lawn after rescuing elderly man who passed out

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87-Year-Old Man Faints While Mowing Lawn, Responding EMT Finishes The Job

EMTs in Sacramento went above and beyond the call of duty when they responded to a call at an elderly man's house.

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According to his son's Facebook post, which has since gone viral, Ken Densley's 87-year-old father refused to let others help him mow his lawn, and he ended up passing out from exerting himself too much.

His neighbors witnessed the incident and called 9-1-1. When the EMTs arrived, the elderly man refused to go to the hospital. But the heroic medics didn't just pick up and leave right then and there.

"My sister and I came as soon as we heard and while we were talking him back inside one of the EMTs put the gurney away and the other finished mowing the lawn!," Densley wrote, "He finished and even put the mower away."

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Densley reportedly said he offered to finish the mowing, but the EMT insisted. Densley later updated his Facebook post to let everyone know his father ended up going to the hospital the next day to run some tests and was doing great.

"He has also promised to let us mow the lawn from now on!," he wrote. "Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes!"

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EMT finishes mowing lawn after rescuing elderly man who passed out
Contestant Abel Jose Nunes, 94, struts on the catwalk during the annual "Most Handsome Elderly Man" contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. According to the Sao Paulo Health Secretary, the event intends to provide moments of leisure, raise self-esteem and promote the beauty of the old age. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Contestants watch a belly dancer perfrom during the annual "Most Handsome Elderly Man" contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. According to the Sao Paulo Health Secretary, the event intends to provide moments of leisure, raise self-esteem and promote the beauty of the old age. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Contestant Evilazio Barroso Torres, 90, poses for the judges during the annual "Most Handsome Elderly Man" contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. According to the Sao Paulo Health Secretary, the event intends to provide moments of leisure, raise self-esteem and promote the beauty of the old age. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Contestants attend the annual "Most Handsome Elderly Man" contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. According to the Sao Paulo Health Secretary, the event intends to provide moments of leisure, raise self-esteem and promote the beauty of the old age. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Ivete Verzoni, 82, cheers as she watches her elderly boyfriend participate in the annual "Most Handsome Elderly Man" contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. According to the Sao Paulo Health Secretary, the event intends to provide moments of leisure, raise self-esteem and promote the beauty of the old age. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Aureo do Nascimento, 63, center, performs during the annual "Most Handsome Elderly Man" contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. According to the Sao Paulo Health Secretary, the event intends to provide moments of leisure, raise self-esteem and promote the beauty of the old age. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Evilazio Barroso Torres', 90, shoes shine while he participates in the the annual "Most Handsome Elderly Man" contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. According to the Sao Paulo Health Secretary, the event intends to provide moments of leisure, raise self-esteem and promote the beauty of the old age. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
A woman cheers as she watches the annual "Most Handsome Elderly Man" contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. According to the Sao Paulo Health Secretary, the event intends to provide moments of leisure, raise self-esteem and promote the beauty of the old age. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Contestants watch a belly dancer perform during the annual "Most Handsome Elderly Man" contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. According to the Sao Paulo Health Secretary, the event intends to provide moments of leisure, raise self-esteem and promote the beauty of the old age. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
Aureo do Nascimento, 63, celebrates after winning the annual "Most Handsome Elderly Man" contest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015. According to the Sao Paulo Health Secretary, the event intends to provide moments of leisure, raise self-esteem and promote the beauty of the old age. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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