Man collapses and suffers cardiac arrest outside North Cheam Big Yellow Self Storage

The London Ambulance Service were called to the scene

The London Ambulance Service were called to the scene

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A 73-year-old man collapsed and suffered a cardiac arrest in North Cheam this morning.

The man was walking with his son along Kimpton Park Way, near the Big Yellow Self Storage company, just before 10am.

Bystanders jumped in to help resuscitate the man by performing CPR under the instruction of the 999 call operator.

The London Ambulance Service arrived and made extensive efforts to resuscitate him at the scene and on the way to St Helier Hospital.

The police were called just after 10am and PC Alex Law took turns with the medics carrying out CPR while his colleague PC Richard Atkins comforted the man’s son.

PC Law continued to take turns carrying out chest compressions with the medics in the ambulance on the way to hospital.

The man is currently being treated in intensive care in hospital.

PC Law said: “Medics told us the man was in cardiac arrest and we were keen to provide what support and help we could.

"Administering CPR is part of our emergency life saving training. It’s certainly not something we get to do every day.”

 

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6:28pm Sat 11 Jan 14

AlexTB says...

I hope the man survives. The Police Officer PC Law helped save that man's life.
I hope the man survives. The Police Officer PC Law helped save that man's life. AlexTB
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10:17pm Sat 11 Jan 14

Michael Pantlin says...

Well done the emergency services. I hope the gentleman recovers. Good job our St. Helier Hospital was close at hand and able to deal. Whatever the BSBV "experts" think it's a horrible idea to drag a patient in such estremis from Cheam to Tooting for hospitaL treatment. Now this swful plan has been scuppered by the wise and compassionate Surrey GPs I hope it is never revived.
Well done the emergency services. I hope the gentleman recovers. Good job our St. Helier Hospital was close at hand and able to deal. Whatever the BSBV "experts" think it's a horrible idea to drag a patient in such estremis from Cheam to Tooting for hospitaL treatment. Now this swful plan has been scuppered by the wise and compassionate Surrey GPs I hope it is never revived. Michael Pantlin
  • Score: 4

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