Teen saves man's life

A YOUNG St John Ambulance cadet has been hailed a hero after he saved the life of a man who collapsed in a busy town centre.

Mark Lord

A YOUNG St John Ambulance cadet has been hailed a hero after he saved the life of a man who collapsed in a busy town centre.

Martin Robbins, an 18-year-old cadet from Lowestoft, happened across the drama while walking home on May 31.

After completing his shopping on Martin took a different route home than normal and saw a large crowd of people, surrounding an unconscious man.


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He asked what was happening and was told the man was unconscious and not breathing.

Martin quickly took charge of the situation and administered CPR, assisted by a first-aider from the local Tesco store.

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By the time the ambulance crew arrive the unconscious man had started to breathe and he regained consciousness once paramedics were on the scene.

Martin has been a St John Ambulance cadet for seven years and first joined to learn basic first aid skills and help others.

He said: “As many people as possible should join St John Ambulance. Learning first aid is such an important life skill, and you never know when you may need to put it into practice.”

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