Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Lifesavers Get Nomination to Be Champions; DUO CAME TO RESCUE OF TABLE TENNIS PLAYER SUFFERING CARDIAC ARREST

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Lifesavers Get Nomination to Be Champions; DUO CAME TO RESCUE OF TABLE TENNIS PLAYER SUFFERING CARDIAC ARREST

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Byline: KALI LINDSAY Reporter kali.lindsay@trinitymirror.com

TWO heroes who saved the life of a man suffering a cardiac arrest have been nominated for an award.

Robbie Beckwith and off duty Police Community Support Officer Mark Rodgers were playing table tennis at Ouston Community Centre when they heard a call for help. Mike Jones, 63, had just finished a match at the Chester-le-Street centre when he suddenly collapsed.

The pair quickly realised the father-of-three's heart had stopped beating and started performing CPR until paramedics and an emergency care assistant from the North East Ambulance Service arrived on the scene.

Mike, of Nedderton, near Bedlington, was then shocked with a defibrillator before transporting him to Newcastle's Freeman hospital.

Robbie and Mark's quick thinking saved Mike's life and they have now both been nominated for a Chronicle Champions award in the category of Outstanding Act of Bravery.

Mark, 29, based in Consett, said: "It is nice to get the recognition for what we have done and it is just a really positive thing all round. …

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