Archie Hogan from Hampshire

Archie Hogan, 2000sSouth East‘I was travelling with three of my colleagues to the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester.

On approaching our destination we noticed a group of people gathering on the side of the road outside the diabetic clinic and an elderly man lying on the ground. We immediately pulled over to provide assistance but despite our effort to resuscitate him, we were too late and sadly the 70-year-old man passed away.

We were very dismayed as we believe that if he had received help immediately, he may have survived. The diabetic clinic had a defibrillator but no one knew how to use it. The casualty died because he did not receive vital first aid immediately.

However, if someone had known basic life saving skills, it would have made the world of difference to the man’s life and those of his family.’

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