Posted: Wed 28th Jun 2017

Chester PCSO had no hesitation giving life saving CPR to unconscious man

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jun 28th, 2017

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 ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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