Off duty nurse saved the life of heart attack victim who collapsed at bus stop (From St Helens Star)
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Off duty nurse saved the life of heart attack victim who collapsed at bus stop
A GREAT-grandfather was reunited this week with the ‘angel’ who saved his life after he suffered a heart attack while waiting for a bus.
Peter Prescott, 79, was standing at a bus stop on New Street in Sutton, when he was taken ill.
His saviour was Leanne Davis, who had been driving past to take her young son to the doctor for a jab.
Peter said: “There was this blackness, then I was gone. Next thing I recall Leanne was shouting and speaking to me, then I came round.”
Mum of two Leanne (30) who has been a nurse for 14 years at St Helens and Whiston Hospitals, said she would never have normally gone along New Street.
Speaking on Tuesday, when she went to say hello at Peter’s Sutton home, Leanne said: “By the time I got there someone had called the emergency services.
"Peter was on his side and wedged in the bus stop. I asked him if he could hear me, but he started turning blue. I knew he was in bother.
“I grabbed hold of his legs and tried to pull him out.
“A taxi driver stopped and shouted ‘you can’t be doing that on your own’.
“Peter wasn’t breathing and had no pulse, so I opened his coat and started chest compressions. To my shock he started making an attempt to breathe.
“I have been in that situation at work, but you have people around you in the emergency services.”
Mr Prescott a former pitman at Bold colliery, also thanked taxi driver Andrew Grundy from Critchley’s for coming to his aid. He continued: “It is a miracle that this girl should be passing.
“When I was in hospital a doctor said there was a lady who works upstairs who had saved my life. He asked if I would like to meet her and of course I said yes.”
Leanne went on: “We both shed some tears. And I admit it took a while before I composed myself.
“I’ve never believed in fate. I’m not that type of person. But there’s no way I should’ve been there.”