JUNEAU, Alaska -

Two Juneau police officers are being recognized for saving the life of a man who stopped breathing at a public event.

The Juneau Empire reports Officers Jarrett Mahoney and Frank Dolan were on foot patrol Sunday and summoned to help a 60-year-old man who collapsed at a Juneau Arts and Cultural Center event.

The officers positioned the man to open his airway. The man stopped breathing and the officers began cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Capital City Fire and Rescue paramedics arrived and used an automatic external defibrillator to begin the man's heartbeat.

The man was rushed to Bartlett Regional Hospital and is recovering.

Police Lt. Kris Sell says an emergency room doctor concluded the officers' actions were critical to the man's survival.