Grandfather of Two Saved by Bystanders

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A man's life was saved outside the post office in Knott End with the help of a defibrillator. Pictured involved are L-R Julie Jenkinson, Lynn Horrocks, Stephen Sutcliffe, Lyn Bradley and Laura Austin.

Image provided by The Blackpool Gazette


04 February, 2015–Thanks to the quick actions of nearby shop workers, Dave Turner is alive to enjoy spending time with his grandchildren after suffering a cardiac arrest in Knott End, Lancashire.

When Turner collapsed in the street just outside the post office in December, bystanders immediately started CPR and retrieved the nearest AED from the Knott End and Social Squash Club. They all worked together to continue CPR and delivered a total of three shocks from the AED Plus® until the ambulance crew arrived and took over.

Chris Hyde, community resuscitation development officer for North West Ambulance Service, said “The defibrillator saved Mr. Turner’s life, without a doubt. Without it being used, he would have most certainly died.”

Turner was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, where doctors diagnosed the cause of his cardiac arrest as a diseased heart and scheduled him for triple bypass surgery.


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