PORTLAND A man suffered from what appeared to be a heart attack while walking in the Portland Heart and Stroke Walk Saturday morning, police said.

The man was walking at the charity event, which raises money to fight cardiovascular disease, when he suffered the attack.

Portland Fire crews had difficulty getting into the event area, but other walkers, including a doctor and someone who was trained as an EMT, jumped in and started performing CPR, said Tommy Schoeder, spokesman for the Portland Fire Department.

The man was taken to the hospital and Schroeder said he was alive and being treated.

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