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Port Authority police, tunnel and bridge agent help revive heart attack victim at GWB

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SHOUT OUT: The George Washington Bridge’s upper level was briefly shut down last night as Port Authority police and a tunnel and bridge agent helped save a 54-year-old Jersey City Heights man who coded while suffering a heart attack.

Luis Feliciano’s 17-year-old son called police at 5:56 p.m. from the car, which was stopped in a westbound lane just off the bridge near Lemoine Avenue.

“When we located him, the father had no pulse,” an officer told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

Officers Krystal Armenti and Lionel Gonzalez began CPR while Tunnel and Bridge Agent Fayrouz Halabi set up a defibrillator.

EMS responders arrived and continued CPR, then took the man to Englewood Medical Center. They took his son, as well, after he briefly went into shock.

The GWB’s upper level was reopened at 6:12 p.m.

The victim remained in the hospital’s intensive care unit this morning, the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

“He was breathing on his own when we left,” another officer said. “It’s amazing that we were able to bring him back.”

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