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Two Richmond police officers used CPR to revive a person who was found unconscious and without a pulse in front of his home Sunday night, police said.

The incident was reported about 8 p.m. on Cutting Boulevard, where a neighbor found the male victim lying on the sidewalk, said Richmond police Lt. Felix Tan.  Police are not yet releasing the exact address of the incident pending further investigation, Tan added.

Officers Brandon Hodges and Lane Matsui responded and immediately performed CPR since the victim did not have a pulse.

“The officers continued their life-saving efforts for several minutes until the ambulance arrived,” Tan said. “Because of the officers’ immediate assessment and actions, the male regained a pulse and breathed, after 9 minutes without a pulse or a breath.”

The victim is listed in stable condition at a local hospital. Police are now trying to establish what led to his condition.

“If it wasn’t for the two RPD officers’ actions, the outcome of this incident would’ve been much worse,” Tan said.