Public and officers thanked for saving woman’s life
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Members of the public and officers from the Tamworth Neighbourhood Policing Team have been thanked for helping a woman who had suffered a cardiac arrest in Tamworth.
Officers were called to Lindisfarne, Tamworth, at around 9.50am yesterday (Wednesday 6 April) following reports of safety concerns for an adult.
On arrival, officers found a member of the public performing CPR on a woman in her 50s.
Officers took over and were supported by members of the public with a defibrillator until ambulance staff arrived.
The woman, 58, and from Tamworth, was taken to hospital by paramedics and remains in hospital where she is in a stable condition.
Chief Inspector Robert Neeson, of the Tamworth Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “The actions of members of the public, officers and paramedics genuinely contributed to saving the woman's life. Their speedy response helped achieve a positive outcome for the woman suffering the cardiac arrest.
“They're trained to work as a team and keep calm during times of pressure and that is exactly how they responded to this situation.
"They behaved in an exemplary manner and I'm very proud of them all."