A police report says Manchester's mayor performed life-saving measures on his longtime friend and former state director for New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte for a possible drug overdose hours after the man was charged in a prostitution sting.
The Manchester police report says Mayor Ted Gatsas went to David Wihby's home to check on him after learning he was arrested Friday. Gatsas went to Wihby's bedroom and saw he was having trouble breathing and his lips were blue. Gatsas called 911.
Following the operator's instructions, Gatsas performed CPR and rescue breathing until firefighters arrived and took over. Police asked Gatsas why he thought Wihby overdosed and he mentioned the arrest.
Wihby is recovering; Gatsas declined to comment.
The 62-year-old Wihby resigned from Ayotte's staff after his arrest.