Taunton dad tells of heroic moment he saved elderly jogger's life
A PHONE company worker put his first aid training to good use when he helped save the life of an elderly jogger who stopped breathing and had no pulse after collapsing.
Richard Sellick and two colleagues administered CPR until paramedics arrived during the drama while they were working near Pendrathen, on St Mary’s, in the Isles of Scilly.
Richard, of Buckland Road, Taunton, said the man, now on the road to recovery, was almost given up for dead as he was not breathing and had no heartbeat for 40 minutes.
“We were working down by the beach when an elderly man came jogging past,” said Richard, who was installing superfast broadband for BT Open reach with two colleagues from Cornwall.
“Then 20 metres up the road he collapsed, we ran over to him and he’d stopped breathing, his chest had collapsed and his eyes were dilated."