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Georgia teen performs CPR on umpire during game

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CONYERS, Ga. (NBC) - A high school junior jumped into action Friday night when an umpire collapsed at a Rockdale High baseball game in Georgia.

16-year-old Alex Norwood says that between the second and third innings, an umpire just collapsed. Norwood ran over to help.

The student had just become CPR certified two weeks ago and he says his instincts just kicked in.

I didn't think I would use it, but I am glad I know how to do it. This is evidence as to why it is important to know how to do it,” Norwood said.

Jarrid Harris coaches Norwood’s team and was there the night of the incident.

I thought I was going to turn around and see a professional. That is how confident the voice behind me was, then I turned around and saw Alex,” Harris said.

Norwood checked the umpire’s pulse and performed CPR before EMTs arrived.

The umpire was transported to an Atlanta hospital where he is still in intensive care.

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