Archie Hogan from Hampshire
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
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.’