HMB resident dies after performing CPR

By on Wed, April 29, 2009

Shortly after performing CPR on a coach who collapsed, Half Moon Bay resident and school nurse Eileen Bowden herself collapsed, reports the Mercury News.

She was dead that evening before the ambulance arrived at Valley Medical Center.

It’s hard for people to fathom the tragic twist of events.

"I’m trying to make sense of it all," said Santa Clara police officer Jake Malae, who also was there to perform CPR on Rahbar. "Here she was, trying to save a life, and then she lost hers. I’m sad for her family, but I’m glad her actions were able to save John."

Rahbar, 41, is recovering at Kaiser-Santa Clara hospital from his mysterious collapse about 4:45 p.m. on the track by the softball field, family and friends said.

The cause of her death was unknown Wednesday.