A St. Charles, Missouri paramedic died after a gym machine she used to work out with fell on her, according to police.
Dolores “Dolo” Boschert, 23, was working out at a Club Fitness gym when she somehow became pinned under equipment in the early hours of Tuesday, according to police.
Another gym user found Boschert and called the police at 2:50 a.m., but she was pronounced dead at the scene, according to NBC affiliate KSDK.
“We believe she either lost her balance or a muscle gave out and she fell forward and the weights she was using pinned her to the floor. We believe she probably died from asphyxiation” St. Charles police Captain Ray Floyd told the network.
Floyd stated “She was all by herself, there was no one else in the gym. It took about 20 minutes before the next person came in the gym. There are no signs of foul play, we conducted a thorough investigation and we are confident it was an unfortunate accident.”
According to KSDK, ambulances, police cars, and fire trucks escorted Boschert’s remains from the Mid America Transplant Services building to the St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Officer on Tuesday night.
Boschert had been voted paramedic of the year earlier this month and had worked at Christian Hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) since November 2020, according to chief Brian Hokamp.
Hokamp told the network “she was one of those people who had positive energy, when she walked in a room you knew she was there … She wanted to take care of the community.”
“Today we lost an amazing person who dedicated years of her life to Christian Hospital EMS,” Christian Hospital EMS said in a Facebook post. “We send our deepest condolences to her friends, family, and work-family. If you’re in or around the EMS field, you knew Dolo and her vibrant energy. She always lit up any room she entered with her bright personality and bouncing energy. She had the greatest outlook on life and was always able to see the positive in all situations. We are grateful for the memories we made with Dolores that will stick with us the rest of our lives.”