Air ambulance goes to help man in his 40s who has heart attack in street

Magpas Helimedix.
Magpas Helimedix.

A Magpas team and members of the public went to the rescue of a man who suffered a heart attack yesterday (Sunday, january 26), but the patient died on the way to hospital.

Magpas Helimedix landed the air ambulance near to scene in central Bedford at about 1pm after the man in his 40s collapsed whilst he was walking down the street after suffering a cardiac arrest.

The Magpas team - including Doctor Monojit Choudhury and Paramedic Oliver Robinson - provided advanced life support, whilst working alongside EEAST Ambulance Crews at the scene.

A Magaps spokeswoman said: “Sadly, despite all their best efforts, the patient was pronounced dead on the way to Bedford Hospital. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”

The helicopter team who flew the Helimedix to the scene was Pilot Richard Eastwood and crew member George Phillips.

An EEAST Ambulance Officer and Rapid Response Paramedic were also present.

They added: “We would also like to thank the passers-by for their assistance - they helped the emergency services as best they could.”