Heroines honoured after saving man who suffered heart attack in Welwyn Garden City

The Beefeater in Welwyn Garden City. Picture credit: Google Street View.

The Beefeater in Welwyn Garden City. Picture credit: Google Street View. - Credit: Archant

Four women have been honoured for saving the life of a Welwyn man who ended up underneath a car after having a heart attack in WGC.

The 57-year-old was in Stanborough Road’s Beefeater Restaurant car park when he collapsed, sparking WGC residents Tina Wilson and Diane Hurd, along with Trish Boswell from North Mymms to rush over and administer cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

London resident Jasmine Watts-Whent then fetched a defibrillator and administered several shocks to help restart the man’s heart before an air ambulance took him to Lister Hospital in Stevenage.

Paramedics later said that if it had not been for their quick-thinking the man would have died.

Following the incident, which happened on the evening of July 21 this year, the women have been awarded Royal Humane Society Resuscitation certificates.

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Andrew Chapman, secretary of the society, said while announcing the awards: “But for the swift action of these four women it seems certain from what the paramedics said later that the man would not have survived.

“Thankfully they were at the scene, knew what to do with the first three on the scene working as a team to administer CPR.

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“They all played major roles in saving this man’s life and richly deserve the awards they are to receive.”

He continued: “This incident is yet another one that emphasises the value of as many people as possible getting trained to administer CPR.

“No-one wants to have to use it but it can, as in this case, make the difference between life and death.”

The Royal Humane Society, founded more than two centuries ago, is a national charity that honours bravery in the saving of human life.

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