Armed police save heart attack man's life at Wales Airshow

 

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Armed police on patrol at Swansea’s Wales Airshow have helped to save the life of man who had collapsed with a heart attack.

The 80-year-old was unresponsive on the seafront near the Patti Pavilion when the officers used CPR and their defibrillator equipment to revive him.

The incident happened just after 5pm on Saturday, the first day of the air show .

They were joined by a passing doctor, and volunteers from the Mumbles, West Glamorgan and Cardiff St John Ambulance divisions in helping the patient.

The man was then rushed to Morriston Hospital, where he is understood to be recovering.

South Wales Police chief inspector Chris Truscott praised the response of his officers - and said the incident highlighted the importance of access to life-saving defibrillators.

  He said: “The excellent response to the incident by the officers involved, the consultant and St John’s personnel undoubtedly had a positive impact on the recovery of the gentleman.

“It also highlights the importance of having immediate access to a defibrillator to help save lives.”

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