Top honour for life-saver David

A GATWICK Airport worker from Woking who saved a passenger from the brink of death has been awarded a top national life-saving honour.

Accolade: David Coomber with his Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Certificate

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.”

For the full story, see the 6th September edition of the News & Mail

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