Dr Amy Marshall from Cheshire
‘On 5 May
2005, Gareth and I were following riders in the course
ambulance at the Tabley House steeplechase event in Knutsford when
we saw William Lloyd’s horse ‘Hijacked’
fall on the final jump of the race.
We were first to arrive at the incident and realised that
William was being crushed and suffocated under the
full weight of the horse. William was unconscious and had
stopped breathing; we also suspected that his neck may
have been broken.
Once the horse was removed, I held William’s head still
and performed a jaw thrust to open his airway. He began to
take faint breaths. Gareth and I helped paramedics transfer William
to a spinal board and he was taken to hospital. Mercifully,
the young jockey had only suffered internal bleeding and a
fractured collar bone.
Amy Marshall and Gareth Davies were presented with the Vodafone
Lifesaver award at a special ceremony held at the Savoy hotel,
London in November 2005 by William and his family.’