Bailiff comes to man's aid in Ohio traffic court


CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man says he owes his life to a court bailiff and officers who performed CPR after he collapsed from a heart attack in traffic court last month.

Donald Austin tells WKYC-TV (http://on.wkyc.com/1qplEYB ) that he has a second chance at life thanks to the quick action of those in the courtroom.

Austin was waiting on a friend at traffic court on July 29 when he collapsed.

Deputy Bailiff Stephen Gaines rushed to him and performed CPR, while another officer grabbed an automatic defibrillator to help revive him.

Gaines said his training helped snap him into action. He told the TV station he was happy to be in the right place at the right time.


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