Eugene Police Officers perform CPR to revive man in tent near railroad tracks
Two Eugene Police officers are being credited with saving a man's life after performing CPR inside a tent near West 2nd and Lincoln Streets early Friday morning.
In a statement, EPD says officers were called to the area at 1:26 a.m. after hearing a woman yelling that someone had been shot. The woman was reported to be running towards the railroad tracks nearby and eventually flagged down an EPD sergeant. She led the them to a tent, advising she was helping someone breath.
Additional officers arrived and found a man inside a tent having a medical event, not suffering from a gunshot.
EPD says officers Katelyn Loper and Shane Orsborn traded off performing CPR for more than five minutes until Eugene Springfield Fire could arrive and take over.
Medics continued care, the man’s pulse returned and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment.