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CHICAGO -- Two Chicago police officers are credited with saving a man's life on Michigan Avenue on Tuesday.

A 75-year-old tourist from Georgia collapsed on Walton Street about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Officers Michael Lawrence and Sergio Valdez were patrolling on bicycle when they were flagged down by several people.

“My impression is, we got to help this man ... If we can help him out and bring him back, we're gonna bring him back,” Valdez recounted Wednesday.

The other officer, Lawrence, said, “He wasn't breathing. We checked for a pulse, he didn’t have a pulse; we immediately started administrating CPR.”

Chicago police say the officers jumped into action and performed life saving procedures including chest compressions.

The officers then say a woman who said she was  doctor hopped a car to help not long after paramedics arrived and got him to the emergency room at Northwestern.

The man was taken to Northwestern Hospital where he was stabilized.

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