Man collapses outside Wenzel's bakery in Watford

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A 59-year-old man collapsed and was given CPR outside Wenzel’s in Watford earlier today.

Paramedics and an air ambulance attended and called police for assistance shortly before 12.30pm today.

One witness walking past Charter Place saw first responders tapping the man on his shoulder.

He said: "I walked past again 15 minutes later, paramedics were performing chest compressions on him and a screen had been put up."

Police spokeswoman Sarah Spence said: "We were called by ambulance at 12.26pm to a 59-year-old man who had collapsed outside the bakers.

"The heli-med team were in attendance, they landed at the girls grammar school."

The man has been taken by helicopter to Harefield Hospital.

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3:16pm Mon 30 Jun 14

pepsiman says...

Hope the chap makes a full recovery. Can't understand the 'Heli-Med' attendance, regular Ambulance far quicker and cheaper?
Hope the chap makes a full recovery. Can't understand the 'Heli-Med' attendance, regular Ambulance far quicker and cheaper? pepsiman
  • Score: -5

6:32pm Mon 30 Jun 14

HornetJJ says...

pepsiman wrote:
Hope the chap makes a full recovery. Can't understand the 'Heli-Med' attendance, regular Ambulance far quicker and cheaper?
If it was a relative of yours, would money be your main consideration?
[quote][p][bold]pepsiman[/bold] wrote: Hope the chap makes a full recovery. Can't understand the 'Heli-Med' attendance, regular Ambulance far quicker and cheaper?[/p][/quote]If it was a relative of yours, would money be your main consideration? HornetJJ
  • Score: 8

1:21pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Uneek says...

Doctor and critical care Paramedic on helimed. Delivering the best possible care.
Doctor and critical care Paramedic on helimed. Delivering the best possible care. Uneek
  • Score: 7

10:03am Wed 2 Jul 14

pepsiman says...

HornetJJ wrote:
pepsiman wrote:
Hope the chap makes a full recovery. Can't understand the 'Heli-Med' attendance, regular Ambulance far quicker and cheaper?
If it was a relative of yours, would money be your main consideration?
I don't recall saying money was the main consideration, being far quicker is most important. Just can not see the Air Ambulance being quicker than the Road Ambulance in this incident
[quote][p][bold]HornetJJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pepsiman[/bold] wrote: Hope the chap makes a full recovery. Can't understand the 'Heli-Med' attendance, regular Ambulance far quicker and cheaper?[/p][/quote]If it was a relative of yours, would money be your main consideration?[/p][/quote]I don't recall saying money was the main consideration, being far quicker is most important. Just can not see the Air Ambulance being quicker than the Road Ambulance in this incident pepsiman
  • Score: -1

5:32pm Wed 2 Jul 14

trebleywebley says...

Pepsiman ! You certainly are taking it for granted that a man with possible cardiac arrest is going to Watford General.Why ? Let the people who specialise in that sort of thing do their work.It's none of your buiseness
Pepsiman ! You certainly are taking it for granted that a man with possible cardiac arrest is going to Watford General.Why ? Let the people who specialise in that sort of thing do their work.It's none of your buiseness trebleywebley
  • Score: 2
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