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Port Authority police revive elderly heart attack victim at Newark Airport baggage carousel

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot File Photo

SHOUT OUTS: A group of Port Authority police officers revived a 74-year-old Texas man who had no pulse after suffering a heart attack at Newark Airport yesterday.

The victim was lying down at the Terminal C baggage carousel around 3:30 p.m. when officers shocked him twice with a defibrillator and did chest compressions while keeping his airway open, the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo said this morning.

He then began breathing on his and was taken, conscious and alert, to Newark Beth Israel Hospital.

The Port Authority PD heroes:

PO Mark Zaleski
PO Thomas Small
PO Thomas Gannon
PO Victor Beltre
Sgt Michael Church
Lt. Scott Erickson

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