Volunteer doctor and paramedics act to save man after cardiac arrest in Stowmarket carpark

Suffolk Accident Rescue Service's (SARS) rapid response team vehicle.
Suffolk Accident Rescue Service's (SARS) rapid response team vehicle.

Man rushed to hospital, in life-threatening condition, after cardiac arrest in a leisure centre car park

A volunteer doctor from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS), working with paramedics, administered specialist drugs and performed an advanced airway intervention to help stabilise the patient in Stowmarket yesterday evening, before accompanying him by land ambulance to hospital.

The incident happened at just before 8pm in the car park of the Stowmarket Leisure Centre, where the man in his fifties, was given CPR and defibrillation by the leisure centre staff before the arrival of the East of England Ambulance Service and the SARS doctor.