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Cameraman that Nationals trainers kept alive dies in hospital

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

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Before Wednesday night's Nationals-Braves game, a truly heroic effort -- remember, athletes aren't heroes -- was provided by two members of the Washington Nationals training staff.

On Wednesday afternoon, a local worker by the name of Reuben was carrying some equipment in the hallway outside the visitors' clubhouse when he suffered an apparent heart attack. Nationals head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz was in the training room, and instincts apparently took over.

Via Amanda Comak of the Washington Times:

Kuntz immediately sprung into action, grabbing the automated external defibrillator in the training room and administering CPR to the man, who was not breathing. Kuntz and training assistant John Hsu revived the man and attended to him until paramedics arrived.

The last Kuntz had heard before the Nationals 7:10 p.m. game against the Braves was that Reuben was in the intensive care unit at a local hospital, but he was alive.

Unfortunately, however, the measure only worked temporarily. A bit after we initially passed along what was great news at the time, we found out the outcome was bad.

Rest in peace, Mr. Porras. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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