Off-duty paramedic flies into action to save the life of collapsed traveller at Stansted Airport

Paramedic Dan Read

Paramedic Dan Read - Credit: Archant

An off-duty paramedic leapt into action and helped save the life of a holiday-maker at Stansted Airport after he collapsed.

Dan Read, who works for Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance, was at the airport with his family waiting to go on holiday yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon when he saw a man collapse in the main terminal building. Mr Read clicked straight into work mode and started providing critical treatment.

Dr Ash Vasireddy and HEMS Paramedic Jo Lambert flew to the scene in a Herts Air Ambulance Air Crew and worked with Mr Read to provide enhanced pre-hospital care for the patient. They then accompanied him to Basildon Hospital.

A spokesperson for the Herts Air Ambulance said: “This incident highlights the sheer passion all our Air Ambulance Charity paramedics and doctors from across the region have, for the frontline care they bring to patients suffering life-threatening illnesses or injuries… whether the medics are at work or not, as the case maybe.”


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