Thanks for saving cyclist’s life

A CYCLIST who suffered a cardiac arrest in Clevedon was saved thanks to the efforts of a passerby.

Now, the family of Stuart Mead want to thank that person, believed to be a physiotherapist, who gave him CPR until ambulance crews arrived.

The 37-year-old father-of-two had just begun his cycle home to Worle from the Comet call centre in Kenn Road where he works when the incident happened at about 6pm on August 6.

Passersby spotted he was in trouble and called 999. The ambulance service sent a rapid response vehicle, followed by an ambulance crew. Kenn Road was also closed to allow the air ambulance to land nearby.

In the meantime, the physiotherapist gave Stuart CPR and managed to regain his circulation.


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A critical care paramedic and critical care doctor, who were on board the helicopter, then continued his treatment and he was taken to Bristol Royal Infirmary.

Stuart currently remains at the hospital in intensive care but is making steady progress and is expected to be moved to a general ward soon.

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His brother James said: “My family would like to thank all the people involved in helping my brother on that day.

“The fact there was immediate assistance so quickly has saved his life and has reassured by faith in human kindness.”

This was the second cardiac arrest Stuart has suffered due to a condition which runs in his family.

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