Mans life saved by defibrillator at Knowle British Legion
Stan Cornock was enjoying performing with local band Vivo when he was taken ill suddenly and collapsed on stage at the Knowle Royal British Legion.
Stan doesn’t remember much about that night but his heart was restarted a number of times by quick thinking audience members (including a retired Police Officer and 2 Nurses) who used the defibrillator on him for 20 minutes before paramedics arrived and took over.
Following life saving surgery we are pleased to say that Stan is now on the mend and resting at home.
Stan, a retired Technician at BT and keen Pilot is obviously very grateful that a defibrillator was on hand, otherwise this story could have been very different.
The defibrillator has been at the Knowle British Legion for over 4 years and was donated by local mens group, Knowle and Dorridge Round Table.
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential life saving step in the chain of survival.
Knowle and Dorridge Round Table work hard to raise funds for good causes in the area by holding a number of annual events including the Knowle & Dorridge Beer Festival, Dorridge Day and Solihull Santas Sleigh run.
Ed Smith, President of Knowle and Dorridge Round Table said: “Round Table is a fantastic organisation that works hard to help the community.“
“As well as the great social side that comes with being a member of Round Table, we like to give back to our local community through volunteering and fundraising.”
“We have donated 4 defibrillators to be placed around the area and the incident that happened on Sunday night highlights the vital importance of having them close by. We are all very pleased to hear that Stan is recovering well.”
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