Chester PCSO had no hesitation giving life saving CPR to unconscious man
A Chester police community support officer has been praised by bosses for his ‘swift, decisive and professional’ actions after he performed life-saving CPR on a man who was found unconscious.
PCSO Keith Bartlett was on routine patrol on the evening of Saturday, 24 June, when he came across the 42-year-old man lying unresponsive in the street on City Road.
While checking his vital signs, Keith noticed he wasn’t breathing and immediately called for an Ambulance before commencing CPR. Within a minute the man had begun breathing again.
Ambulance arrived at the scene and quickly took over with paramedics telling Keith his actions resulted in saving the man’s life.
Keith said: “When I saw him lying on the ground, I didn’t hesitate to go over and help. All I kept thinking about was ensuring he started breathing again. As soon as I heard him let out a big gasp of air I was so relieved and happy.”
Chief Inspector Mike Evans, of Chester Local Policing Unit, said: “I am extremely proud of Keith for his swift, decisive and professional actions in what was a very challenging situation. Keith’s professional and compassionate manner shows what an asset he is to our local community.
“Without doubt Keith helped to save this man’s life.”
The 42-year-old was taken to Countess of Chester hospital for treatment and has since been released Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com