2019 News Release

May 23, 2019

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Trooper Uses CPR to Revive Man on Garden State Parkway

Middletown Township, N.J. - A New Jersey State Trooper performed life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) at a construction site on the Garden State Parkway to revive a 32-year-old man who stopped breathing.
On Monday, May 20, at 1:27 p.m., Trooper Piotr Augustyn was working at a traffic post northbound on the Parkway at entrance ramp 109 when he observed two construction workers sustain injuries while feeding an electrical line. He immediately exited his troop and discovered that they had been electrocuted and were laying on the ground unconscious.

Tpr. Augustyn made sure both men were clear from the live wires and immediately began to perform CPR on one of the men. After several minutes of CPR, he was able to resuscitate him, while the other victim, a 32-year-old man, regained consciousness on his own.

A short time later, Lincroft EMS arrived on scene and provided further treatment before transporting the victims to Jersey Shore Medical Center where they were last listed in stable condition.

Tpr. Augustyn did not hesitate to risk his well-being to assist the victims, and his decisive actions undoubtedly saved two lives.


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