Police report: Mayor rushed to Wihby’s aid after news of arrest, found him unconscious

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Report says the mayor administered CPR to old friend David Wihby after finding him unconscious due to apparent OD on pills

Excerpt from Manchester Police report of 911 call from David Wihby's home.
Excerpt from Manchester Police report of 911 call from David Wihby’s home.

MANCHESTER, NH – Mayor Ted Gatsas has not publicly commented about the April 3 arrest on prostitution charges  of his longtime friend and school board vice chair, David Wihby, except to offer his “thoughts and prayers.”

Mayor Ted Gatsas
Mayor Ted Gatsas

However, a police account of a 911 call placed just hours after Wihby was released from Nashua Police custody, reveals that Gatsas may have saved his friend’s life just hours after his arrest.

According to a police report obtained by the NH Union Leader, Gatsas was concerned for Wihby’s wellbeing and rushed to check on him at his home. He found him unconscious in his bedroom due to an apparent overdose of prescription medication.

In the police narrative of the events following the 911 call, Gatsas insisted on seeing Wihby, even after Wihby’s wife told him her husband was sleeping.

According to the report, Gatsas began administering CPR on Wihby, who was unconscious but breathing. Manchester firefighters arrived and continued the life-saving measures on Wihby, who was hospitalized following the incident.

You can read the report below.

Wihby 911 Report

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Carol Robidoux

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Longtime NH journalist and publisher of ManchesterInkLink.com. Loves R&B, German beer, and the Queen City!