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OHP troopers administer CPR to man while attending kids' football game

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Sep 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-16 18:00:05-04

OOLOGAH, Okla. – While attending a fourth grade football game, two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers leapt into action when another person collapsed.

Trooper Tony Harper and Lt. Jeff James were both at the football game where Harper coaches and James’ daughter cheers for the fifth grade team. After the game, the pair were leaving when they noticed a man hunched over, having trouble breathing.

The man reportedly collapsed, said OHP in a Facebook post, and the troopers started assessing the situation and cleared an airway for the man. Ultimately they were forced to administer CPR on the man under paramedics could arrive.

Afterwards the man was taken to a nearby hospital in Tulsa where he is reportedly recovering.

OHP’s post on Facebook pointed out the stroke of luck the man had in having both Harper and James attend the game. Harper normally leaves right after his son’s game but this time he stayed to watch. James was originally supposed to be attending his other daughter’s softball game but it was canceled due to weather.