Video: Conyers police officers credited with saving heart attack victim

A Conyers police officer works with his partner to save the life of a CSX Railway worker who had a heart attack Tuesday and collapsed on the tracks. (Provided by Conyers Police Department)
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A Conyers police officer works with his partner to save the life of a CSX Railway worker who had a heart attack Tuesday and collapsed on the tracks. (Provided by Conyers Police Department)

Two Conyers patrol officers were clutch in critical moments of crisis this past week, saving the life of a railroad worker who collapsed on the job.

On Friday, the Conyers Police Department released 911 audio and bodycam video of the dramatic efforts by the two patrolmen.

Tim Huf, a certified paramedic who joined the department in 2014, was flanked by Dontavius Wright, a rookie officer who’d been on the job less than a week.

The rescue happened Tuesday when the two officers responded to a medical emergency at the railroad tracks just off West Avenue and Green Street. A CSX employee, whose identity was not released, collapsed on the tracks and was unconscious.

The video began with the officers in their cruiser as the call came over the radio, and showed the tense seconds as they rushed to the scene.

“Go, go, go, go, go. Let’s go! C’mon,” one of the officers yelled as they were en route.

When the officers arrived, the victim was passed out in the gravel next to his work truck on the railroad tracks.

An unidentified man there had already begun performing CPR and told officers the victim “fell out” and wasn’t breathing.

The officers jumped into action. Wright began chest compressions while Huf prepared to jolt the victim with an automated external defibrillator. Within seconds, the AED revived the man just before National EMS paramedics arrived on scene and took over.

Conyers police said the heart attack victim survived.

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