Phoenix police save passenger who collapsed at Sky Harbor

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PHOENIX -- A Phoenix police officer used a defibrillator to help save a passenger's life at Sky Harbor International Airport Monday morning.

According to an airport spokeswoman, a 50-year-old passenger collapsed in line at a security checkpoint at 5:35 a.m.

Phoenix police Officer Brian Warren responded to the scene and found the passenger not breathing. Two witnesses, who happened to be nurses, were performing CPR.

Warren reportedly used an Airport Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to shock the unidentified passenger one time.

Phoenix police Officers Kim Walsh, Tim Essick and Paul Rooks arrived and took turns administering CPR.

Phoenix firefighters transported the patient to the hospital in critical condition.

This was the 25th AED save at Sky Harbor since the devices were installed in December 2000. The airport has more than 75 AEDs available in public areas and employee work spaces.

Due to privacy rules, no further information on the passenger is available.