Oregon governor performs CPR on woman
May 6th, 2014
02:44 AM ET
4 years ago

Oregon governor performs CPR on woman

(CNN) - A night out to dinner became a night of rescue for the governor of Oregon.

Gov. John Kitzhaber, a former emergency room doctor, was on the way to dinner Monday evening and noticed a woman in need of help in downtown Portland.

Kitzhaber ordered his driver to stop and performed CPR on the unconscious woman, according to CNN Affiliate KOIN.

Using medical equipment he had in his vehicle, the governor performed CPR until paramedics arrived, spokesperson Nkenge Harmon Johnson said.

The woman had "apparently overdosed" on heroin and was taken to a local hospital, Johnson said.

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  1. Thomas

    Gov. John Kitzhaber ,

    Democrat !

    May 6, 2014 03:23 am at 3:23 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    He saw someone who needed medical help and he provided it.
    It's what good people do: help where they can.
    Well done Governor.

    May 6, 2014 07:47 am at 7:47 am |