Woonsocket mayor ‘conscious and alert’ after collapsing during organ donor event

Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt had to be rushed to the hospital, Thursday, April 20, 2023, after she collapsed. (WLNE)

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — Woonsocket Mayor Lisa Balldeli-Hunt is “conscious and alert” after she collapsed during an event recognizing National Organ Donation Month.

ABC 6 News was at the event when Baldelli-Hunt passed out during a group photo.

It wasn’t immediately known what caused the mayor to collapse. Video shows Baldelli-Hunt being taken away in an ambulance.

Department of Public Works director Steven D’Agostino told ABC 6 the mayor is stable and is being evaluated at Landmark Hospital.

Council President Christopher Beuchamp told ABC 6 that he spoke with the mayor and said she “sounds in good spirits.”

Beuchamp said several tests were completed and came back normal and that more tests will be done.

[I’m] hoping for the best,” he said.

Beuchamp said it seems like Baldelli-Hunt will be held overnight.

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