Pensioner’s life saved, despite a flat battery!

TWO National Police officers saved the life of a 71-year-old man, thanks only to Local Police, who were in the vicinity.

The incident happened in Santa Cruz, at the entrance of the National Police station, on Gongora street.

The elderly man collapsed after suffering a heart attack, at around 7pm, and the officers immediately took the resuscitation equipment out of their car to resuscitate the pensioner.

To their astonishment, however, they discovered that the defibrillator wasn’t working properly because the battery hadn’t been charged.

They went ahead, manually, with CPR, awaiting a medical team, but, fortunately, Local Police officers happened to be nearby, and had the specialised, emergency equipment in their patrol car.

The officers loaned the National Police their portable defibrillator, which was working, and the elderly man was resuscitated, successfully.

Shortly afterwards, an ambulance arrived, and medics assessed the man, who was in recovery. They took him to Candelaria Hospital, where he is stable and out of danger,

When the Spanish Confederation of Police (CEP) secretary was questioned about the incident, he said it was “inadmissible”, and demanded an explanation about why the equipment hadn’t been charged properly.



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