St. Johns County

‘He had a good heartbeat’: Men help rescue man shocked in St. Augustine during Tropical Storm Nicole

First responders in St. Augustine helped to rescue a man who was shocked by a live wire on Thursday.

Action News Jax’s Jake Stofan spoke to Mateos, who rushed out to meet emergency responders after the man was shocked.

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Our cameras captured Mateos running down the street to meet up with the police. Mateos said before that, another man was doing CPR on the shocked man.

“When I was walking down there with my brother, a man was doing CPR on an unconscious person -- he was foaming from the mouth -- and he signals us down. Once he signaled me down, I got close enough, I saw what was happening and ran back here to get an officer, who thankfully had an AED pack on him. I directed him to where the body was. Once he got there, they dragged the man to a safe spot, the officer thankfully did get the equipment on him and from what I heard, he had a good heartbeat. So he was alive when they put him on the back of a dump truck and took him out of here,” Mateos said.

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