Pima County inmate suffers heart attack

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Hector Martinez Fimbres, 45, went into cardiac arrest Thursday, July 7, at the Pima County Adult Detention Center. By Bryce Potter Hector Martinez Fimbres, 45, went into cardiac arrest Thursday, July 7, at the Pima County Adult Detention Center. By Bryce Potter
Hector Martinez Fimbres, 45, went into cardiac arrest Thursday, July 7, at the Pima County Adult Detention Center. By Bryce Potter Hector Martinez Fimbres, 45, went into cardiac arrest Thursday, July 7, at the Pima County Adult Detention Center. By Bryce Potter

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Pima County corrections officers and medical staff are being credited with saving the life of an inmate.

After his appearance in court Thursday morning, 45-year-old Hector Martinez Fimbres was in the process of being released when he collapsed from a seizure.  Fimbres went into cardiac arrest at 10:40 A.M.

Medical staff and corrections officers began performing CPR before using an Automated External Defibrillator to restart Fimbres' heart.

Fimbres was taken to a hospital and is expected to recover.

Fimbres had been booked into the Pima County Adult Detention Center Tuesday on an outstanding warrant.