Heroes helped man who suffered heart attack in Golden Square

Heroes helped man who suffered heart attack in Golden Square

Heroes helped man who suffered heart attack in Golden Square

First published in News

THREE men have been heralded as ‘heroes’ after they stopped to help a stranger in need.

The family of Lee Martin have praised the efforts of firefighter Ian Knott, security guard Simon Lynskey and paramedic John Oates, who helped to perform CPR on the 51-year-old, who had collapsed from a heart attack in the Golden Square Shopping Centre.

If it hadn’t been for their quick thinking, Lee, from Old Hall, would not have survived the attack on Saturday, February 8.

Lee’s brother, George said: “These men are real life heroes. If it wasn’t for these men, Lee would have died.”

The 51-year-old was struggling to remember the hours leading up to the heart attack so was unable to help put the pieces of what happened back together.

He was later told by paramedics that the men had come to his rescue and had saved his life.

The identity of the three men remained a mystery for some time, but the family were finally able to track down the good Samaritans after publishing an advert in the Warrington Guardian, calling for the men to come forward.

“We just wanted the chance to say thank you and I wasn’t sure if we would be able to find them,” added George.

Simon, aged 24, was first on the scene and said it was ‘rewarding’ to think that he had made a difference.

He added: "I've been given first aid training along with my colleagues but a real life situation is completely different. There wasn't any time to think, I just had to act immediately.

“Luckily there was also an off duty fire fighter and an off duty paramedic in the centre to help too until the paramedics arrived. It was a team effort really. I hope Mr Martin makes a full recovery."

Lee, who is a full time carer for his mother, is now recovering at Warrington Hospital and is doing well following the attack.

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12:04pm Fri 21 Feb 14

Mrs1979 says...

Well done guys and get well soon lee x
First aid should be compulsory in schools etc
You never know when you will need it !!!
Well done guys and get well soon lee x First aid should be compulsory in schools etc You never know when you will need it !!! Mrs1979
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8:27am Sat 22 Feb 14

Mick17 says...

Isn't good to hear positive and uplifting stories for a change Well done guys! Get well soon Lee!
Isn't good to hear positive and uplifting stories for a change Well done guys! Get well soon Lee! Mick17
  • Score: 3

4:20pm Sat 22 Feb 14

muckerman says...

Well done guys.
Now Lee needs to help himself and loose that belly!
Good luck.
Well done guys. Now Lee needs to help himself and loose that belly! Good luck. muckerman
  • Score: -2

4:45pm Sat 22 Feb 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

muckerman wrote:
Well done guys.
Now Lee needs to help himself and loose that belly!
Good luck.
I knew someone would say it but I resisted!
Still Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: Well done guys. Now Lee needs to help himself and loose that belly! Good luck.[/p][/quote]I knew someone would say it but I resisted! Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
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4:39pm Sun 23 Feb 14

muckerman says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
muckerman wrote:
Well done guys.
Now Lee needs to help himself and loose that belly!
Good luck.
I knew someone would say it but I resisted!
Still Grumpy
I can resist anything but temptation.

Seriously though, Lee does look like he needs a lifestyle change and he most probably will. Good luck Lee.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]muckerman[/bold] wrote: Well done guys. Now Lee needs to help himself and loose that belly! Good luck.[/p][/quote]I knew someone would say it but I resisted! Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]I can resist anything but temptation. Seriously though, Lee does look like he needs a lifestyle change and he most probably will. Good luck Lee. muckerman
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2:54pm Mon 24 Feb 14

MrBenggo says...

Well done,but calling them heroes is a bit much,they did what any good person would have done.
Well done,but calling them heroes is a bit much,they did what any good person would have done. MrBenggo
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3:29pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Nick Tessla says...

MrBenggo wrote:
Well done,but calling them heroes is a bit much,they did what any good person would have done.
Somewhat of a downer of a posting , there, Benngo old chap.

Bad day?

Does someone need a hug?

;-)
[quote][p][bold]MrBenggo[/bold] wrote: Well done,but calling them heroes is a bit much,they did what any good person would have done.[/p][/quote]Somewhat of a downer of a posting , there, Benngo old chap. Bad day? Does someone need a hug? ;-) Nick Tessla
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