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EMERGENCY SERVICES PRAISED AS QUICK ACTION SAVES PENSIONER’S LIFE IN FRESHWATER

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Members of the emergency services have been thanked following an incident in Freshwater which saw a 74-year-old woman fight for her life following a heart attack.

As first reported by Island Echo, emergency teams including paramedics working on behalf of the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service, specialist flying doctors from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, and a community co-responder were called to assist the lady at around 23:45 on Saturday night, with the patient being taken by air to Southampton General for specialist treatment.

The woman, now known as Mrs T, was taken from the landing pad in Southampton straight in to surgery, and by 02:00 had undergone life-saving surgery to have a stent fitted.

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Today (Wednesday), just 4 days later, Mrs T is now recovering from her ordeal at home with her family, and has thanked all of the medical staff both on the scene and at hospital, along with the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service co-responder for their work.

According to the Friends of Freshwater Fire Station, Mrs T and her family have made a ‘generous’ donation to the Fire Station charity fund and to the HIOWAA.

In a post on social media, the Friends of Freshwater Fire Station said:

“It’s success stories like this that make the work we do in the emergency services so very fulfilling and we wish Mrs T and her family all the very best as they continue to work through the recovery process together.”

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