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Heart Pounding Police Footage Captured An Officer Saving A Car Crash Victim's Life

"I definitely think he was my angel that day."

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Trooper Eric Devers of the Ohio State Highway Patrol jumped out of his patrol car to respond to a car crash that ran the vehicle off the road. In the video, you can hear him resuscitate the man and save his life.

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The police report stated that Devers "found the driver belted in the driver's seat, taking low, gasping breaths with eyelids half closed."

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Devers' mic was still on as he ran to the wreck.

The driver, John Depue, then became unresponsive and quit breathing.

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You can hear Devers' frantic pleas to Depue to stay alive and push through. "Come on! Open your eyes! Come on!"

Devers immediately began performing CPR as a passerby stopped to help out. The officer was with Depue for nearly 12 minutes before EMS was able to arrive and ensure that the driver was stabilized.

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Finally, after multiple rounds of CPR, Depue started breathing again. The report stated that Depue "was transported to Wilson Memorial Hospital and made a full recovery. In speaking with the family, medical personnel and witnesses at the scene, it is apparent the quick actions of Trooper Devers helped save the driver's life."

After the footage was released, Trooper Devers and John Depue were able to be reunited on Fox & Friends.

Depue said he didn't remember anything from the incident, including going through the guardrail. When asked about Trooper Devers, he said, "How can you say thank you for saving your life? I definitely think he was my angel that day."Depue discovered that the accident was caused by atrial fibrillation he didn't know he had.
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Depue said he didn't remember anything from the incident, including going through the guardrail. When asked about Trooper Devers, he said, "How can you say thank you for saving your life? I definitely think he was my angel that day."

Depue discovered that the accident was caused by atrial fibrillation he didn't know he had.

Devers then said, "I just did what I knew I had to do... The amount of outpour and support for all law enforcement and not just myself has been amazing."

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BuzzFeed has reached out to the Ohio State Highway Patrol for comment.