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May 5, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Ore. governor performs CPR on woman until medics arrive

PORTLAND (AP) — Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber is reported to have performed CPR on an unconscious woman in downtown Portland, assisting her until medics could arrive.

KGW-TV says a spokesperson for the governor confirms that Kitzhaber was traveling by car through downtown Portland at about 5 p.m. Monday on his way to dinner when he noticed a woman on the ground.

The spokesperson says the governor told his driver to pull over, asked his security officers to call medics and he began CPR. Kitzhaber is a former emergency-room doctor.

The governor’s office says medics took over when they arrived and took the woman to a hospital, where she is expected to survive.

Portland police Sgt. Pete Simpson says he’s aware of the incident but had no additional details.

The governor’s office did not immediately return Associated Press calls.

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