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Heart attack victim dies despite Nationals trainers' efforts

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Despite quick thinking and a rapid response by Washington Nationals' trainers, a 61-year-old man who suffered a heart attack at Turner Field before Wednesday night's game died.

Head athletic trainer Lee Kuntz had just arrived in the training room in the visitors' clubhouse when Reuben Porras, an MLB Network employee suffered a heart attack while carrying equipment, the Washington Times reported.

Using an automated defibrillator in the training room and administering CPR to Porras, who was not breathing, Kuntz and training assistant John Hsu were able to revive the victim.

Kuntz and Hsu attended to the man until paramedics arrived. Porras was transported to a local hospital where he died later Wednesday evening.

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