Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld collapses at city press conference - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld collapses at city press conference

P. G. Sittenfeld was back up and talking with the media shortly after collapsing. (FOX19 NOW) P. G. Sittenfeld was back up and talking with the media shortly after collapsing. (FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld collapsed Tuesday morning at a press conference at City Hall.

Sittenfeld said he became overheated before passing out around 10:30 a.m. It happened as city leaders were introducing new resources to fight gender-based violence on college campuses.

He was up and talking with the media shortly after the incident.

“Not the way I would have liked to draw attention to this cause,” Sittenfeld joked after being checked out be an EMS crew.

The councilman said he has a vasovagal episodes about five to seven times in his life but has an overall clean bill of health.

“A combination of dehydrating, being overheating, and low blood pressure. I'm a pretty vigorous runner. Went for a vigorous run this morning," said Sittenfeld.

He thanked first responders and said he will continue his day as-planned.

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