Self Removing Your Pacemaker 101

47 year old Channing Askew is dead today.

He died after being taken to the hospital because he called to report chest pains.

He lived in a group home, but while alone decided to attempt to remove his own pacemaker.  With a knife.  By himself.

It didn’t work.  His death was ruled the result of heart disease.

Oh, he may also had a history of mental illness.

via Chicago Tribune