updated 3/25/2011 1:45:11 PM ET 2011-03-25T17:45:11

A man who called 911 to report that his wife had collapsed apparently suffered a heart attack and died as he was trying to revive her, authorities say.

The Clallam County sheriff's office said when deputies and medics arrived eight minutes later on Wednesday night at the home near Joyce, they found the man slumped over her body. He apparently had been attempting CPR.

Both died. He was 60. She was 59. Their names weren't released because family members had not been told.

The deaths appear to be from natural causes and no crime is suspected, the Peninsula Daily News reported.

Sgt. John Keegan called the incident strange but said no foul play is suspected. “Usually events like this don’t happen in pairs,” the newspaper quoted him as saying.

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