CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Chicago police officers on bike patrol along the Magnificent Mile on Tuesday helped save the life of a 75-year-old tourist who had collapsed on the street.
Officers Michael Lawrence and Sergio Valdez, with the Central District bicycle unit, were flagged down around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, by witnesses who led them to a man lying in the middle of Michigan Avenue.
“He was not breathing. He was pale. He had no pulse. He looked like he might have been gone,” Lawrence said.
Valdez said his partner immediately began chest compressions on the victim. They saw his airway was blocked, and were able to clear it.
“We were directing traffic, too, to keep traffic away from the citizen. He was a tourist from Georgia,” he said.