Staff praised after saving man’s life after cardiac arrest in Suffolk golf centre

A man who collapsed and went into cardiac arrest in a golf centre car park has thanked crews from EEAST and golf centre staff after a happy reunion this week (Monday, 18th April).

Tim Wright, from Ipswich, collapsed on the 28th August in the car park of Bramford Golf Centre but, fortunately due to the quick response from EEAST crews and golfing staff on scene, has since gone on to make a full recovery.

He had nothing but praise for everyone involved and said: "I'm just so glad that everyone did what they did, I was extremely lucky, the luckiest person in the world. Thanks to everyone, I'm now able to watch my six grandchildren grow up."

Chris Collins, who works at Bramford Golf Centre, used their defibrillator and was credited for his quick thinking. Emergency Care Assistant Dale Banyard-Sawyer, who took Tim to hospital, said: “The fact that Chris used the defibrillator was pivotal in saving Tim’s life.”

Tim’s story will also be documented on Sky One’s new show ‘Air Ambulance ER’ on May 9th at 9pm.

Picture from left to right: Sarah Wilson, Chris Collins, Tim Wright, Dale Banyard-Sawyer, Jon Needle.

Published 21st April, 2016

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