MONTEBELLO — Police and firefighters, with help from a portable defibrillator, helped to save the life of a man who collapsed after a bike ride Saturday, authorities said.
Police received 9-1-1 calls about 3 p.m. reporting a man in his 40s has collapsed in the 800 block of North Lincoln Avenue, Montebello police Lt. Andy Vuncanon said.
“It appeared he may have been exercising,” the lieutenant said. He collapsed while near his car with a bike.”
Cpl. A Iglesias and Officer M. Leal responded to the Vuncanon said.
“They assessed the victim and determined that he had no pulse, and immediately began CPR and utilized the (portable defibrillator),” Vuncanon said.
“The fire department relieved them, and they were able to establish a pulse and transport the victim to Beverly Hospital,” the lieutenant said.
The man remained hospitalized in an intensive care unit Sunday, officials said.