Cardiac arrest in castle grounds


Monday 26th August 2013 – 6.00pm – Claire Brown.

A man has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest in Herefordshire this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to an event in Deer Park within the grounds of Eastnor Castle in Ledbury shortly before 9.00am today (Monday). An ambulance, a responder paramedic and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham together with a responder paramedic from South Western Ambulance Service attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “Crews arrived on scene to find a man in cardiac arrest being given CPR by bystanders. Crews took over resuscitation efforts and continued CPR as well as shocking the man’s heart several times with a defibrillator. After four shocks, the man’s heart restarted and he began to breathe on scene.

“Crews stabilised the man’s condition and administered life-saving drugs and oxygen before he was airlifted to Worcestershire Royal Hospital where medics were awaiting his arrival.”




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