BT Staff Praised For First Aid

Culdrose helicopter near Pendrathen yesterday. Photo by Sgt Colin Taylor.

Culdrose helicopter near Pendrathen yesterday. Photo by Sgt Colin Taylor.

BT staff are being praised for their help given to a visitor yesterday before he was flown off for emergency medical treatment.

St Mary’s paramedic, Wayne Davey, says the workers went to the aid of the man who had collapsed near Pendrathen and described their work as “outstanding.”

An eyewitness tells us the men performed CPR on the unwell man in the road. Wayne had requested the helicopter on the way to the incident and he arrived on the scene in the ambulance two minutes after the initial 999 call was placed, just after 1pm.

The BT staff continued to assist the ambulance crew and the man started to breath on his own after approximately half an hour.

While this was going on, St Mary’s Coastguard prepared a site for the Culdrose helicopter to land. Rescue 193 then airlifted the casualty to Treliske and the paramedic on board maintained his care and treatment.

The Culdrose helicopter was called out to St Mary’s again this morning at 3.30am, to pick up a patient for evacuation to Treliske.