Man Dies in Parking Lot of San Carlos McDonald's

The man and his girlfriend were in a van in the parking lot when he experienced a medical emergency.

A man whose identity has not yet be released, was pronounced dead by firefighter paramedics at approximately 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of the restaurant located at 180 El Camino Real in San Carlos.

and paramedics responded to the scene, where the man was unconscious in the back of a gold van. According to San Carlos Deputy Fire Chief Stan Maupin, the first arriving engine company found citizens performing CPR on the man. The man's girlfriend, who has not been identified, was with him when he died.

While the investigation is ongoing, Lt. Larry Schumaker of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department said it appeared the man died from a medical condition and foul play is not suspected.

Investigators from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office/San Carlos Police Bureau are still gathering information about the incident according to Schumaker.

Brian Colby, manager of the McDonald's restaurant said he did not have any information on the incident and did not know how long the van had been parked in the parking lot.

On Wednesday afternoon, Tom Schramm, who identified himself as a friend of the deceased's, arrived to pick up the van, which he said belonged to the deceased man's girlfriend.

Schramm told Patch that his friend had been released from San Mateo County Jail on Tuesday, but he did not know the cause of death.

Two bags of food and two cups of coffee, presumably left by the man and his girlfriend, were in the front seat of the van when Schramm entered it. 

On the attempts of citizens to revive the man, Chief Maupin said, "Citizen involvement in early intervention with basic life support measures such as CPR and the use of an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), when available, prior to our arrival is critical to increasing a person’s chances of survival when in cardiac arrest. We fully encourage all citizens to learn CPR in order to be able to react quickly in an event like this."

Patch will update this story as information becomes available.

Phillip Bailey September 14, 2012 at 05:53 PM
gigi: your comment seems disjointed. Of course his family is going to deal with this, however since modern news media comes at people from all sides, it is quite natural for people to comment. commenting does not mean people don't care, in fact when you get a chance please READ my original comments regarding the license plate issue as well as please read Kristin Caldwell's remarks above. Also your comment "he has been released" is a tad confusing ....did you mean "released from his journey here in earth or ?" Best Regards.
janie doe September 16, 2012 at 12:56 AM
to all of you using this story as a forum to chit chat about a tragedy that has absolutely nothing to do with you makes me sick. Read the story, mind your own business and move on to the next. The man who passed away was a friend of mine who will be dearly missed, and your comments are not welcome nor are they warranted under these circumstances.
Phillip Bailey September 16, 2012 at 01:41 AM
Janie doe; way to use your real name (gigi). Why don't you email the Patch if you have have issues or better yet, read sites like this and you will see that people who posted did zero wrong. What is your issues? Do you feel guilty concerning something?
TH5 September 17, 2012 at 06:31 PM
my guess is this was a hook up of a married man with mistress. in back of van with breakfast? oh well.
Phillip Bailey September 17, 2012 at 07:25 PM
TH511:31 said: am on Monday, September 17, 2012 my guess is this was a hook up of a married man with mistress. in back of van with breakfast? oh well. TH5: and my guess is you're ill mentally or under the age of 26. Either way your post is inappropriate.


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