Security guard saves shopper’s life in Asda car park

A grateful grandad met the security guard who literally saved his life after he was found slumped at the wheel of his car in a Nuneaton supermarket – and could not stop thanking him.

In an emotionally-charged meeting Mark Isaac thanked Kim Peterson from the ‘bottom of his heart’ for literally re-starting his heart when he collapsed in the Asda car park.

It was the first time the pair had met and Mark said: “There is nothing I can do or say that is going to put back what he has given to me.

“He has given me another life, literally another life.”

The Hartshill resident had dropped off his wife Mandy at the Newtown Road-based store and was parking his car park – then disaster struck.

A customer had spotted the 57-year-old at the wheel of his car and raised the alarm with staff inside the store.

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The security guard, who is 54, sprung into action and grabbed the defibrillator.

Once outside he found an off-duty prison officer performing CPR.

When Kim realised that the patient had no pulse his first aid training kicked in and he used the defibrillator to restart Mr Isaac’s heart.

It took one use for his pulse to return and they stayed with the stepdad-of-two waiting for the paramedics and air ambulance to arrive.

Mr Isaac, who is an outside broadcast engineer for BT, said: “What Kim and everyone did for me I cannot repay. I cannot thank them enough. The initial response of CPR and using the defibrillator literally saved my life.

“My consultant said to me that If I’d have been at home when it had happened then I would have been dead. Thankfully I was at Asda where there was a defibrillator. I do think more places should have them – they are lifesavers!”

Mark’s wife, Mandy, added: “Mark had just dropped me off to do the shop and he was going to meet me in there. He had been some time but I didn’t think that much off it at first and then I saw police at the front of the store and I had a sinking feeling.

“It was a great shock for me. I can’t thank the team at Asda for what they did that day. They were brilliant. They saved his life and we’ll never forget that.”

Source – Coventry Telegraph




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