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Cambridge: Cop Saves Life On Second Day Of Duty
A police special - who was only on his second ever shift - has helped save a life in Cambridge.
PC Eitan Joseph and Special Constable Paul Feuer were on their break in Asda, Beehive Centre, at about 9pm when they heard a tannoy announcement asking for a first aider.
Both officers made themselves known to a member of staff and offered their help.
They were taken to one of the aisle where a man in his 50s was in cardiac arrest.
PC Eitan Joseph said: "When I got to him, he was not breathing and his face was turning purple. I turned him over and began CPR while my colleague called our control room for an ambulance. When I first started CPR on the man he didn't have a pulse, I kept trying until another one of my colleagues arrived with a defibrillator which was when we managed to revive him. It wasn't until the paramedics arrived that I was told we'd saved his life."
Special Constable Paul Feuer said: "This was only my second shift since I became a Special Constable. PC Joseph and I knew our help was needed when we heard the tannoy announcement. Our natural instincts just kicked in."
Simon King, EAST Assistant General Manager for Cambridgeshire, said: "This incident shows just how important both CPR and a defibrillator can be for a person's chances of surviving cardiac arrest. Well done to both of our emergency services colleagues for their lifesaving efforts; we enjoy a close working relationship with the police and look forward to their continuing support of both our staff and patients across the county."
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