A man in his late 40s was successfully resuscitated on Tuesday May 3 after he suffered an apparent heart attacked on a bus travelling on Ottery Road.
An off-duty ER24 paramedic was travelling on the bus to work on Tuesday morning when he noticed one of the passengers experiencing difficulty breathing.
The patient apparently clutched his chest and fell to the ground unconscious. The paramedic initiated CPR after he found that the man showed no signs of life.
After just a few minutes of CPR, the patient’s vital signs returned.
The bus was stopped outside the Ottery Fire station where local firefighters and an awaiting ER24 ambulance crew assisted and continued treatment. The man was transported to Victoria Hospital for treatment. He is in a stable condition. ER24 urges people to learn basic CPR as early intervention can mean the difference between life and death.