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HEART-SAVER: Police officers save man’s life in St Albans

 Published on: 12th October 2023   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police officers saved a man’s life in St Albans thanks to their quick response.

PC Rob Clemmit was nearby when a man aged in his 70s suffered a heart attack in Waddington Road on Thursday, October 5.

He raced over to assist and PCSO Ads Russo, who had just completed his first aid refresher training, gave the man CPR. PC Clare Lapenna and Ben Kirby joined them shortly afterwards with a defibrillator. Together, they saved the man’s life.

Colleagues helped to cordon off the area, direct the ambulance and look after the man’s family member, who was in a wheelchair.

Chief Inspector Martin Turpin said: “My officers acted instinctively to save the man’s life, something which is indicative of the policing ethos I have witnessed in St Albans. Undoubtedly, without their intervention, the man would have died before an ambulance could reach him.”

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