London 2012 Olympics

The London 2012 Olympics runs from 27th July to 12th August. Athletes from 205 different countries are expected to compete in 26 Olympic sports at the 2012 games.

View all 253 updates ›

Olympic football fans help injured man in Coventry

Four Olympic football fans came to the rescue of a man who suffered a cardiac arrest near the City of Coventry Stadium.

He was working at the Coventry Building Society branch in the nearby retail park when he suffered an electric shock while working on the lights. He then fell from his ladder.

The four - two South African anaesthetists, an off-duty nurse from Nuneaton's George Eliot Hospital and a member of St John Ambulance - were en-route to the South Africa versus Sweden women's football match.

They started CPR and a public access defibrillator available at the retail park was also used to help the man, who is in a critical condition in hospital.

“Whilst the man, who is believed to be in his thirties was in a critical condition, the quick actions of the four at the scene have undoubtedly given him the best possible chance of survival.

“Once again, it shows the value of everyone taking the time to learn basic life support skills.”

– West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson

More on this story