Posted May 01, 2013

Cameraman who collapsed at Braves game dies, despite help from Nationals trainers

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A cameraman who was working an assignment for MLB Network and collapsed while preparing for Wednesday night’s game between the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves has died, reports Comcast SportsNet Washington.

Reuben Porras, 61, suffered a heart attack while carrying equipment in the hallway outside of the vistors’ clubhouse at Turner Field. Nationals head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz and training assistant John Hsu arrived in the training room in the visitors’ clubhouse and performed CPR.

From the CSN Washington:

Kuntz and Hsu grabbed an automated external defibrillator that had only been installed in the visiting clubhouse a week ago and rushed to the aid of Porras, who had lost consciousness and wasn’t breathing. Kuntz used the AED machine and CPR to revive the man, then waited for paramedics to arrive.

Porras was taken to a nearby hospital and admitted to the ICU. Kuntz was still awaiting word of his fate shortly before the start of the Nationals’ game against the Braves. He later was informed Porras had died.


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