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LOS ANGELES — A widow claims her husband died of a heart attack on a Southwest Airlines flight and his hairy chest played a role in his death, according to KOAT.

The couple was flying from Los Angeles to Albuquerque when Jack Jordan, 62, suffered a massive heart attack.

Caroline Jordan, the victim’s wife, said a physical therapist and hospice nurse began administering CPR.

Jordan told KABC a defibrillator was on board, but she claimed a flight attendant said her husband’s chest was “too hairy” for the device.

Jordan said they eventually shaved her husband’s chest and used the device, however it was too late.

Razors and scissors are included with the devices to shave hair and cut clothing if necessary.

Southwest Airlines is investigating the incident, according to the report.


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