Police officer saves man who went into cardiac arrest in Fakenham

Picture: Ian Burt.

Picture: Ian Burt. - Credit: IAN BURT

A police officer from Norfolk helped to save the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest in Fakenham.

https://twitter.com/NorthNorfPolice/status/935467559234752514

Emergency services were called at around 8.45am on Tuesday morning to reports that a man in his 60s was unconscious and not breathing at the Fakenham Racecourse campsite.

A police vehicle was dispatched, along with two rapid response medical vehicles, an ambulance and the air ambulance.

On the way to the scene a police officer collected Fakenham’s community defibrillator and it was used to provide four shocks to the patient, before the officer carried out CPR which saved the man’s life.

According to a tweet posted by Norfolk Police shortly after the incident, the man was sitting up and talking as he was taken to Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.


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Fakenham Town Council maintains the defibrillator and a spokesperson said it was “great news” that it had helped to save the man’s life.

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