Local Hero

Each year the Sun holds the “Who Cares Wins” awards to recognise the work of those in the caring professions.  This year a team from East of England Ambulance services won an award for their responce to a cardiac arrest that, without their prompt intervention, would have been fatal.

East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST), Magpas Air Ambulance and Linda, Paul and Tommy Sadler

14-year-old Daisy Webb’s life was saved by a team of heroes after suffering a cardiac arrest while walking to school in April this year. The teenager was spotted collapsed into a hedge in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, by Linda Sadler who was with her husband Paul and their son, Tommy.   The immediately called 999 which set in train the events that saved the day.

Emergency Medical Technician Charlie Harris, from the East of England Ambulance Service, was on the scene within three minutes in an emergency response car, shortly followed by paramedics Harrison Galgut, 27, and Grace Lemin, 25. A crew from Magpas Air Ambulance arrived to assist when Daisy was put in an induced coma and rushed to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.

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