Inmates Break Out of Cell to Save Jailer Who Slumped Over From Heart Attack

(INSIDE EDITION) - A group of Texas inmates are now also heroes after video footage revealed the moment they broke out of a holding cell in order to save, of all people, one of their jailers.

At least eight prisoners in Parker County watched late last month as their jailer slumped over as he chatted with them.

"He just fell over," inmate Nick Kelton told WFAA. "Looked like an act. Could have died right there."

But it wasn't an act and Kelton needed medical attention ASAP.

The inmates managed to bust out of their locked cell, despite the possibility that guards would arrive with guns drawn for fear the inmates might have taken the sick guard's firearm and keys.

The ruckus was loud enough to get the attention of guards a floor above. Once they realized what was happening, one of them started CPR on the guard, who had no pulse.

As the guard returned to life, the inmates saw their risky move pay off. "He's a good man," Kelton said of the guard.

The guard is expected back to work next week. As WFAA notes, the cell the inmates broke out of has since been reinforced.