Saturday 3rd August 2013 – 7.00pm – Claire Brown.
A man has been taken to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest on the roof of a café in Wolverhampton this afternoon.
The incident happened on High Street shortly after 4.00pm (Saturday). Two ambulances, a paramedic area support officer and a Community First Responder attended the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “The man was reportedly carrying out work on the roof when he collapsed and went into cardiac arrest
“Crews carried out resuscitation efforts on the man, on the roof, shocking the man’s heart three times with a defibrillator. Due to the location, the fire service were called and helped to carry the man off the roof whilst ambulance crews continued CPR. The man was then taken by land ambulance on blue lights to New Cross Hospital; advanced life support continued en route.
“Medics were pre alerted to the arrival of the man who was said to be in a critical condition.”
Notes to Editors: I’m afraid I’m unable to provide a condition check.