A Galveston police officer used CPR to revive a man Friday after he was found without a pulse in a car that had driven off of the Galveston seawall.

The accident happened about 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of 28th Street and Seawall Boulevard.

Police found one man in the car, Galveston Police Department spokesman Capt. Joshua Schirard said. The man was not breathing and didn’t have a pulse, Schirard said.

Officer Alfredo Lopez started CPR on the man before paramedics arrived, Schirard said. The officer was able to restore the man’s pulse, Schirard said. By the time the man was brought to the University of Texas Medical Branch emergency room, he was breathing on his own, Schirard said.

It was not immediately clear what caused the man to stop breathing. Police believe a medical emergency preceded the crash, Schirard said.

Galveston police officers are trained in CPR, Schirard said.

No one else was injured in the crash. The driver’s latest medical condition was not available Friday afternoon.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


(2) comments

Amelia Ponomarev

Grateful to Officer Lopez for reviving this man with CPR.

Amelia Ponomarev

Hope the man is recovering.

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