S.E. Medical were called to an unconscious male who was the runner in the Tonbridge Half Marathon on Sunday. A paramedic motorcycle was immediately dispatched to the scene from a mile away and was on scene in just under 2 minutes. The casualty was receiving CPR from a bystander. The paramedic was able to give lifesaving defibrillation and advanced life support with the aid of the bystanders until joined by colleagues from the 999 ambulance service. The motorcycle paramedic had requested 999 ambulance and HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) when he first arrived. CPR and defibrillation were successful and the patient regained a pulse and started to breath for himself. Once joined by the Air ambulance crew of 2 dr’s and paramedic the patient was sedated and transported by air to hospital. Through this S.E. Medical also provided a further co responder and Ambulance technician in a ambulance response car and a medical manager to liaise with course officials and the emergency services. S.E. Medical are very pleased that the prompt response and actions by its staff saved a life ! It is also pleased to see that the event organisers chose to use a service that provides professional medical cover. S.E. Medical would like to thank South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation trust and its crews and also the Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance crew for their assistance and team work all amounting to saving a life. Our thoughts are with the runner and his family and we would very much like to reunite him with the team when he has recovered.
Read Kent and Sussex Courier new articles:
Tonbridge Half Marathon diverted after a runner collapsed and was rushed to hospital
Read more: http://www.courier.co.uk/Tonbridge-Half-Marathon-diverted-runner-collapsed/story-27919299-detail/story.html#ixzz3tFuTxsIY
Follow us: @KSCourier on Twitter | kentandsussexcourier on Facebook
Bidborough runner thanks team who brought him back to life after Tonbridge Half Marathon collapse