Huntsville Councilman Mark Russell has heart attack, collapses during football game

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MADISON, Ala. - Officials with the Huntsville Mayor's office confirm that Huntsville City District 2 Councilman Mark Russell had a heart attack.

Sources say that Councilman Russell was officiating at the Madison Academy game Friday night when he collapsed on the field.

Emergency crews administered CPR at the scene, before transporting Russell to Huntsville Hospital for treatment.  At last report, he was alert and talking to family at the hospital.

Witnesses at the game said that the councilman was responsive and moving when being transported.

Russell has served on the Huntsville City Council since 2002.

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