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.


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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