Good Samaritan saves Metro-North passenger's life

Good Samaritan saves Metro-North passenger's life

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

A quick thinking Metro-North passenger saved another man's life who had suffered a heart attack.

The New York State Police say it happened on Sunday afternoon  at the Cortlandt Train Station in Montrose.

Troopers responded to the station at 12:50 p.m. for a report of a man on the train in cardiac arrest.

They found a 53-year-old man in full cardiac arrest receiving CPR from another Metro-North train passenger.

Troopers immediately placed a automated external defibrillator on the man and administered two shocks.

The victim started breathing again on his own and Cortlandt EMS transported him to the Hudson Valley Medical Center.

Police did not release the name of the hero or the victim.

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