Cardiac arrest man from Wisbech tells Magpas Helimedix and paramedics: ‘You saved my life and I will remain forever grateful’

15:07 05 March 2014

Air Ambulance lands on field in Coldhorn cresent Wisbech.

Air Ambulance lands on field in Coldhorn cresent Wisbech.

Archant

A man who was rescued by air ambulance paramedics after suffering a heart attack in his car has thanked everybody involved in looking after him.

David Nicholas was placed in an induced coma while Magpas provided enhanced life support after he collapsed in his car in Wisbech.

Mr Nicholas, of Nursery Drive, Wisbech, said: “I would like to thank everybody who helped when I suffered a cardiac arrest on February 14 in Walton Road ,Wisbech.

“First of all the man in the van who dialled 999 and called the emergency services, sorry that your identity was not taken so that we could not thank you personally,” he said.

The Magpas helicopter landed in Coldhorn Crescent where a member of public was waiting to drive the Magpas crew to the car where Mr Nicholas was successfully resuscitated by ambulance crew.

Mr Nicholas added: “Next the ambulance man and nurse from Downham Market, the paramedic and the Magpas Helimedix team who all supported me on the way to Norfolk and Norwich hospital - you all helped save my life. I am home now, although very weak and I would like to thank you all for your wonderful, highly qualified team effort and for putting me on the road to recovery. I will remain forever grateful,”

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 23:38
Crews tackle a house fire in Chatteris. Picture: CAMBS POLICE.

Two house fires in less than 12 hours – one at Watlington near Kings Lynn and another at Chatteris- have left one woman dead.

17:00
The team at Healthwatch Cambridgeshire receive the award.

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire, who work with inspectors to get over patients’ views at hospital and care home inspections, have received a national award.

09:25
Jake Kane

A heartbroken mother is urging parents to kiss their children and tell them they love them as she marks her son’s first birthday since he died in a motorbike crash.

08:00
Back from left: Michael Waites, MP Steve Barclay and Catherine Carlise (headteacher). Front: Althea Waites.

A flag designed by 11 year-old Alderman Jacobs School pupil Althea Waites has been flying proudly outside the House of Commons.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition