The police and paramedics who helped save the life of a jogger who suffered a heart attack while out for a run with his daughter have been met.
On December 30, 63-year-old Andrew Dickinson of Ossett, West Yorkshire, experienced discomfort while running in Harlow, Essex. When his daughter returned from getting her car, he had already passed out.
On-duty police officers, paramedics, and a nurse assisted at the scene.
The chance to express gratitude, according to Mr. Dickinson, is wonderful.
For several days, Mr. Dickinson had been having chest pain, which he had attributed to a Pilates strain.
To meet up with their daughter Amber Ingle and grandchildren after Christmas, he and his wife Margaret had flown to Essex.
Halfway through the run, his pain became more severe. His daughter went to get the car, but when she came back, she discovered her father unconscious on the sidewalk.
Before paramedics arrived, she called 999 and performed CPR for more than five minutes.
The last thing I remember doing was tying the laces on my running shoes, and three days later, I woke up in the hospital, according to Mr. Dickinson, who spent 11 days in the Basildon Hospital.
"It's wonderful to have the chance to express gratitude. Since I used to work for the police, I am aware that this doesn't occur frequently.
"I wanted to shake the hands of those who had saved my life as soon as possible. The least I can do is that. ".
It's really nice to meet them, get a better idea of what they look like, and learn how it affected them, said Ms. Ingle. For them, it's more than just a job; they genuinely care. ".
The first paramedic on the scene, Mark McHugh, exclaimed that it was "great to meet Andrew and see that our work has made a difference."