NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Three Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officers rescued a man Friday when collapsed at LaGuardia Airport.

The 61-year-old Texas man was found unconscious, not breathing and without a pulse when he collapsed inside the Terminal C arrival area at 2:40 a.m., the Port Authority said.

The officers used a defibrillator and CPR on the man.

As the officers – Melissa Thurston, Gregory Greiner and Kerry McCarthy – applied the defibrillator and shocked the man, he regained his pulse, the Port Authority said. He was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, the Port Authority said.

The man is reportedly a retired competitive bull rider who came to New York for the Westminster Dog Show.


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