Chesterfield police officers help save man’s life

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Two Chesterfield police officers have helped save the life of a man they found unresponsive in the town centre today (Friday).

PC’s Stephen O’Callaghan and Ashley Taylor from the town’s Safer Neighbourhood team were on patrol on Beetwell Street when they saw a man at the bottom of the steps near to the library.

As the officers approached to check on his condition, the man was unresponsive. The pair sat him upright to alleviate pressure for him to breathe and called for an ambulance.

East Midlands Ambulance Service paramedics arrived at the scene a short time later and took the 50-year-old man to hospital where he remains in a stable condition.

PC O’Callaghan said: “This is a prime example of being in the right place at the right time. If we had not have spotted the man sooner, the situation could have been much worse and I am only glad myself and PC Taylor were able to support him whilst waiting for proper medical attention. “This man is now in the right hands in hospital and it is a relief to hear his condition has improved.”