JUPITER, Fla. - Police officers performed CPR and used an automated external defibrillator Wednesday to save a man's life.
Police say the victim, Alex Tobar of Plantation, was unresponsive, with no pulse and his heart had stopped.
"I heard the males scream out, he'd been electrocuted, so right away I just resorted right back to my training ... luckily we were right there ... it felt good, it really felt good to see his mom crying with tears of joy at the hospital," said Officer Janine Jenne Thursday afternoon as she recalled the incident the previous day.
The incident happened in the 100 block of Seagrape Drive, near the intersection of Military Trail and Indian Creek Parkway.
Police say Tobar was working on a painting project inside a bucket lift when he came in contact with power lines.
As of late Thursday afternoon, Tobar was listed in serious condition at St. Mary's Medical Center.
NewsChannel 5's Christina Dettman contributed to this report
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