A GATWICK Airport worker from Woking who saved a passenger from the brink of death has been awarded a top national life-saving honour.
David Coomber, 53, received a Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Certificate after he resuscitated a man whose heart stopped beating.
David, who lives in Ripley, spotted the 56-year-old man in the international departure lounge clearly unwell: “He was sweaty, had clammy skin and had chest pains. He was also struggling to breath,” David said.
David found a faint pulse on the man who then quickly lost consciousness. “He collapsed right in front of me. I immediately put him in the recovery position. I tried to take his pulse, but it was undetectable, and his lips had turned blue, indicating a lack of oxygen.”
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