MLV TV Worker Dies of Heart Attack in Atlanta

By: Sean Patterson - May 2, 2013

The Washington Nationals, who are finishing a four-game series with the Atlanta Braves today, are reporting that MLB TV cameraman Reuben Porras has died.

The 61-year-old Porras suffered a heart attack at Turner Field in Atlanta on Wednesday while setting up his equipment. Nationals Head Trainer Lee Kuntz and Nationals Assistant Coach John Hsu were reportedly able to revive the cameraman in the off-field media room where the incident occurred. They performed CPR and used an automated defibrillator until medical personnel arrived.

According to a Comcast Sportsnet report on the event, Kuntz was informed later that Porras had died at an Atlanta hospital. Kuntz stated that this was the first time he had to use CPR during his job, though the entire Nationals staff receives CPR training each year.

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