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Witham: Commuters rush to sick man's aid
9:00am Thursday 11th October 2012 in News
Quick-thinking commuters came to a man’s rescue after he collapsed in the street.
Estate agent Russell Davis was travelling home from work when he saw the man lying in Collingwood Road, Witham, suffering a fit.
He and another woman stayed with the man for half an hour and administered basic first aid until paramedics arrived.
An ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said: “We do our very best to get to patients within the appropriate time frame, but sometimes this is a challenge if we’re very busy elsewhere with more serious cases such as cardiac arrests, strokes and unconsciousness."
He said the patient was assessed by the ambulance crew and did not need to go to hospital. The man was then taken home.
Full story in this week's Witham and Braintree Times.
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