CCTV of Texas prisoners breaking out to save guard CCTV footage shows the moment prisoners in Texas broke out of their court holding cell to help a guard who had fallen unconscious. Eight handcuffed inmates then started shouting to alert staff to the guard who was having a heart attack. Local police say their actions "likely saved his life". A Parker County, Texas, jailer who had an apparent heart attack may very well be alive thanks to inmates who put themselves at risk to help him. It happened on June 23 in a holding cell in the basement of the District Courts Building in Weatherford. At least eight prisoners were behind a locked door in a small room off to one side. Their lone guard sat outside and had been joking with them when he slumped over unconscious. “He just fell over," said inmate Nick Kelton. "Looked like an act. Could have died right there.” Kelton and other inmates began shouting for help. Then they managed to bust out of their holding room, even though they knew it was dangerous. WEATHERFORD, Texas — A corrections officer survived a heart attack after inmates broke free from their cell to help him, WFAA reported. Eight prisoners were behind a locked door on June 23 in the holding cell of the District Courts Building in Parker County when the officer slumped over after joking with them. “He just fell over,” inmate Nick Kelton told the station. “Looked like an act. Could have died right there.” After Kelton and the other inmates realized something was wrong, they started yelling for help. When no one came, they broke out of the holding room. The guard didn’t have a pulse, so the inmates started shouting and banging on doors so loudly that deputies upstairs thought there was a fight. Deputies told the station they didn’t know what to expect when they got downstairs. “He had keys,” Sgt. Ryan Speegle said. “Had a gun. It could have been an extremely bad situation.” When deputies realized what was going on, they got the inmates and began CPR on the officer. Capt. Mark Arnett said the prisoners likely saved the officer’s life. The officer has not been identified and is expected to return to work next week. “I watched him die twice,” Kelton said. “It never crossed my mind not to help whether he’s got a gun or a badge. If he falls down, I’m gonna help him.” The room the inmates broke out of has been reinforced.