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Awards for lifesaving lifeguards

Posted onPosted on 18th May

Three lifeguards who saved the life of a man at a swimming pool have received bravery awards.

They acted swiftly after the victim suffered a cardiac arrest at the Lammas Leisure Centre, Sutton.

They performed CPR and used the centre’s defibrillator.

Ambulance crews who attended the man presented the bravery awards to Regan Hubbard, who jumped into the pool after recognising that the man in the shallow end looked unwell; Jon Thacker who gave CPR; and Lorna Renshaw, who used the defibrillator.

Paramedics Terry Thompson and Amanda Hughes, and technician David Johnson said the prompt actions of the lifeguards saved the patient’s life.

They presented them with bravery awards.

Following the emergency, staff at the centre, run by Everyone Active, worked with Trevor Middleton, from Ashfield District Council, to raise £300 for a new defibrillator to be installed at Sutton Lawns, Sutton.

There are now six defibrillators across Ashfield that are available 24/7. A code to the cabinet is given when someone calls 999 and needs to access it.

The defibrillators are at Portland Square, Sutton; Sutton Lawns, outside Rumbles café; Ellis Street, Kirkby; Tesco Express, Chesterfield Road, Huthwaite; Main Gates, Northern Depot, Sutton; outside Watnall Road council offices, Hucknall.