Man ‘brought back to life’ in Stevenage park thanks to emergency services

Air ambulance credit: @AmboOfficer

Air ambulance credit: @AmboOfficer - Credit: Archant

A man who collapsed whilst taking part in a race was “brought back to life” by medical staff covering the event yesterday, Thursday.

The East of England Ambulance Service were alerted to Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage at 7.48pm.

A rapid response car, an ambulance and the East Anglian Air Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

The helicopter wasn’t required to land thanks to the work by medical staff on the ground.

Paramedic Chris Martin, who attended the scene, said: “Prior to our arrival, the man who was found unconscious and not breathing and he was being treated by a team of medics from the medical providers Hearts Services and a first aider. They commenced advanced life support and defibrillated the man three times prior to our response car arriving at the scene. With their assistance, we delivered four further shocks and the man regained consciousness.

“There is no doubt that the rapid interventions and treatment they gave the man before we arrived has saved his life. They must be all very proud of themselves.”

Following further stabilisation at the scene, the man was taken to a specialist cardiac unit at the Lister Hospital, Stevenage for further care.

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