Two men die cleaning up snow in Milwaukee

Posted at 6:30 AM, Dec 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-30 07:30:10-05

MILWAUKEE -- Two Milwaukee families are grieving the loss of men who collapsed and died as they each tried to clear the snow.

The family of Richard Rapey tell us the 73-year-old decided to help clear a neighbors driveway with is snowblower near N. 76th and Lolita. His wife saw him collapse.

"Her daughter ran over and started administrating CPR and called 911, but there was nothing they could do. Be cautious take their time you don't have to get it all done in one night," said Andy Weninger, family friend.

Advice Bruce Brzezinski wishes his 52-year-old brother Scott would have taken while snowblowing his driveway near S. Howell and Layton Avenue.

He tells us he felt tired and took a nap after taking a break from snowblowing, but never woke up.

A doctor at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center warned everyone to slow down outside, especially if you feel short of breath.

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