Western Pa. Congressman Tim Murphy helps save man's life

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 29, 2016 11:23 AM

House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., left, with Ranking Member Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., presides over the subcommittee's hearing on Volkswagen's emissions-rigging scandal on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Pittsburgh) -- A Pennsylvania congressman helped save the life of a man found unconscious in a Washington, D.C. office building. 

Republican Tim Murphy of Allegheny County helped the man Wednesday. 

Murphy and staffers were waiting for an elevator in the Rayburn House Office Building when it opened and a mail clerk was on the floor with a head wound suffered when he collapsed and fell.  

He performed CPR while others found a defibrillator, which a Capitol police officer used.

The man's breathing and pulse were restored. 

Murphy tells the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the victim is a "sweet gently guy that delivers mail'' to Congressional offices. 

He says his mother taught him CPR years ago, but he became officially certified in CPR last year in the Navy Reserve.

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