Bystanders rush to perform CPR after man collapses on West Street

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Quick-thinking members of the public have been thanked by the ambulance service for helping a man who collapsed and went into cardiac arrest in Dunstable yesterday afternoon.

The East of England Ambulance Service was called to West Street at 2.06pm on Monday with reports that a man had collapsed.

An ambulance, rapid response car, ambulance officer Marc Stanbridge and the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

The patient, believed to be in his 60s, was first treated by a bystander and nurses from a nearby medical practice who successfully performed CPR.

Paramedics who attended the scene shortly after stabilised him before air ambulance doctors arrived to support with further care.

The patient was taken by land ambulance to Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

His current condition is unknown.

Mr Stanbridge praised bystanders who helped the man, adding: “Early CPR by bystanders is the key element.”