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Cameraman dies despite efforts of Nats' trainers


ATLANTA -- Reuben Porras, a local cameraman, suffered a heart attack in an off-field media room at Turner Field on Wednesday and passed away later in the evening at a local hospital.

Nationals head trainer Lee Kuntz and assistant strength and conditioning coach John Hsu stepped in to help the 61-year-old Porras and were able to initially revive him. The two used an automated external defibrillator and performed CPR before the paramedics arrived. According to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington, Kuntz was informed of Porras' death sometime after the game started.

Kuntz also told Zuckerman that the entire training staff is trained in CPR but that this was the first time he'd had to perform it at the ballpark.

Jon Cooper is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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