Posted: Wed May 1, 2013 10:59PM; Updated: Wed May 1, 2013 10:59PM

Television worker at Braves-Nationals game dies of heart attack

Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
An Atlanta-based TV employee died of a heart attack at Wednesday's Nationals-Braves game.
An Atlanta-based TV employee died of a heart attack at Wednesday's Nationals-Braves game.
Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

ATLANTA -- The Washington Nationals say an Atlanta-area television worker has died after collapsing before their game against the Braves.

Nationals spokesman John Dever says 61-year-old Reuben Porras of Newnan, Ga., collapsed Wednesday while setting up for MLB Network, which is set to broadcast the finale of the four-game series in Atlanta on Thursday.

Washington's head athletic trainer, Lee Kuntz, and his assistant, John Hsu, helped to stabilize Porras before he was taken away in an ambulance. But Dever says the team learned the man later died at a hospital from an apparent heart attack.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

SI Videos
Videos from the Web
 
SI.com
Hot Topics: NBA Draft Yasiel Puig NHL Playoffs NBA Playoffs Mark Cuban Jabari Parker
TM & © 2014 Time Inc. A Time Warner Company. All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines and ad choices.
SI CoverRead All ArticlesBuy Cover Reprint