Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Firefighter Gave CPR in Gym

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Firefighter Gave CPR in Gym

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FIVE days after firefighters stopped responding to medical emergencies in Greater Manchester an off-duty officer has saved a life.

John Wheeldon, below, arrived at his local gym yesterday and within ten minutes was bringing a fellow gym-goer back to life with CPR.

The Bolton North Blue Watch firefighter said: "I arrived at around 8.40am and started my warm-up.

"I could see another man five machines down with his headphones on. One minute he was working out and the next he was on the floor."

John rushed to his aid performing chest compressions. Within one minute, an ambulance had been called and two members of staff from Total Fitness gym in Bolton were by his side with a defibrillator.

John added: "I could tell by the colour of his face that he wasn't breathing. …

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