Student's life saved by quick teacher and defibrillator

The parents of a schoolboy whose heart stopped during a PE lesson have praised the teacher who saved his life while she was on a routine job interview.

Emma Denham's practice lesson was being observed as part of the interview process at The Mountbatten School in Romsey, when 16-year-old Sam Mangaro suffered a cardiac arrest.

But quick-thinking Emma and three other members of staff gave him life saving CPR using a defibrillator that the school had only recently purchased.

Sam Mangoro suffered a cardiac arrest but was saved by a quick-thinking teacher Credit: Mountbatten School