Gloucester nightclub Doorman saves woman’s life by performing CPR outside kebab house

18 Jul, 2019

Gloucester nightclub Doorman saves woman’s life by performing CPR outside kebab house

After a woman collapsed outside a kebab house in Gloucester city centre, a nightclub bouncer rushed to her aid and performed CPR.

On the early hours of Wednesday morning at 12.15am, Andrew Ryder, the head doorman at Encore Bar & Clubrooms, noticed the owner of Yummies Kebab waving at him frantically.

A woman had collapsed in the pathway in front of the takeaway in Eastgate Street.

Mr Ryder, 39, went over with his assistant, Amy Reay, and they noticed that the middle aged woman’s breathing “wasn’t right”.

The Bridgegate Security duo decided to perform CPR.

Fortunately, the Hucclecote bouncer is a specialist in administering the lifesaving technique as he is an assessor for first aid teaching.

However, this was his first time in 10 years while working in security that he actually had to perform CPR.

Ms Reay, 27, held the woman’s head while Mr Ryder pumped her chest with his hands, during what he described as a tense episode.

He said: “It was down to my training I was able to stay calm.

“I had to repeat ‘one, two, three, four’ for about eight minutes.

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“Then she was able to breathe so at least we’d got her back.”

They made sure to keep the woman’s airways clear and both followed instruction from the ambulance service control room over the phone.

According to Mr Ryder, father of four, the incident occurred in a very small space of time.

He said: “The woman was still unconscious when the ambulance arrived, but breathing.”

South Western Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 12.40am to Eastgate Street after a lady was found collapsed,  several ambulance crews attended to treat the patient who was then taken on hospital for further treatment.”

Source – Gloucestershire Live