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Patrick Scott is back to playing softball after suffering a "Widowmaker" heart attack during last year's Water Carnival Tournament. Scott returned to play in the Water Carnival Softball Tournament this weekend for Chub's Pub/Hot Tubs of Fun. (Brian Wierima/Record)

Lucky to be alive; survives the 'widowmaker'

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During last year's Water Carnival Men's Softball Tournament, Patrick Scott was doing what he loved -- playing softball.

But 34-year-old Scott wasn't ready to die doing what he loved to do, yet.


Scott suffered one of the deadliest heart attacks a person could have on that sunny afternoon at Snappy Park -- otherwise known as the "Widowmaker".

It's a condition which doesn't discriminate by age and one that only 10 percent of victims survive.

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Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.