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Members of public spring into action after man suffers cardiac arrest in Bishop's Stortford town centre



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Members of the public and a community first responder leapt into action after a man suffered a cardiac arrest outside a shop in Bishop's Stortford town centre on Monday morning.

Traffic was halted in South Street and held for almost an hour after the incident outside Clintons at around 10am.

An ambulance was called as the man was being worked on by a bystander and a member of the Bishop's Stortford First Responder Group.

Ambulances attend to the person in South Street (57729499)
Ambulances attend to the person in South Street (57729499)

Three ambulances, the BASICS Essex Accident Rescue Service and the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were sent to the scene, as a white sheet was erected around the man, believed to be in his 70s.

An air ambulance landed on Sworder's Field (57729501)
An air ambulance landed on Sworder's Field (57729501)

The air ambulance landed on Sworder's Field, but the man was taken to Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge by land ambulance around an hour after he suffered the cardiac arrest. His condition is not known.



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