Appeal to trace mystery ‘angel’ who leapt from passing car to save a man’s life outside pub in Bradwell

The Arches Pub on Beccles Road in Bradwell.
Picture: James Bass

The Arches Pub on Beccles Road in Bradwell. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

An appeal has been made for a lifesaver 'angel' who resuscitated a man who 'died' in the street in Bradwell.

A Facebook post sent to us to help find the lifesavers.

A Facebook post sent to us to help find the lifesavers. - Credit: Facebook

The drama unfolded on Saturday at around 2.30pm when a man collapsed outside the Arches pub in Beccles Road.

A small crowd gathered but it was the actions of a passing motorist that look to have saved his life, according to an eyewitness.

The man who asked not to be named said a woman leapt from a car and immediately began performing CPR.

She then put the patient into the recovery position and when he stopped breathing for a second time she worked to resuscitate him again.


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The eyewitness said he was keen to find out who she was so he could acknowledge her heroic efforts by sending flowers.

He said: 'To witness something like that when you hear so much negative news was wonderful. She appeared like an angel.'

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Meanwhile the man's daughter has also reached out via Facebook to make an appeal to an unknown man and possibly the same woman who helped at the scene.

She said in a post: 'I am trying to find the man and the woman who jumped out of their cars and started CPR on (my dad) before he was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital. You potentially saved his life.

'My brother described the man as bald, slim build, mid to late 30s and was an off duty paramedic/first aider.

'The woman was about 5ft 6ins, long blonde hair, and around her early 40s.

'We want to find them and thank them.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said they were called to a man who had fallen at 2.33pm.

In response they sent an ambulance crew, rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer, and the air ambulance.

The man in his 50s was said to be unconscious and not breathing although CPR was in progress when the crews arrived.

The patient was stabilised and taken to the James Paget Hospital where the air ambulance had also landed.

He was then transferred to the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital where he is said to be breathing on his own and getting stronger.

Were you involved or do you know the lifesaver bystanders? Contact liz.coates@archant.co.uk or call 01493 847959.

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