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Bishop's Stortford karate instructor who saved life of friend who suffered cardiac arrest is short-listed for award




A Bishop's Stortford martial arts instructor, who saved the life of a fellow coach who suffered a cardiac arrest while sparring, has been short-listed for an award.

Stephen Hare went to the aid of 57-year-old karate black belt Mark Kingsland when he collapsed at the Bishop's Stortford Kyokushin Karate club that meets at the United Reformed Church hall in Water Lane.

Stephen put his CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) skills to the test while other club members called for an ambulance.

Still from the video showing how CPR by Stephen Hare saved Mark Kingsland's life (49679430)
Still from the video showing how CPR by Stephen Hare saved Mark Kingsland's life (49679430)

Without his prompt action, Mark could have died. The British Heart Foundation is now sharing the powerful video of the incident to highlight how learning CPR can save a life.

Stephen has reached the final 10 in the Amplifon Awards for Brave Britons 2021 Against All Odds category after 300 nominations in all. Four finalists will be selected and the winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 5.

The chairman of the judging panel is Falklands War hero Simon Weston, who suffered devastating burns when his ship, Sir Galahad, was destroyed. He will also present the awards.

Amplifon is a leading global hearing specialist operating in 26 countries, with 105 stores across the UK.



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