An off-duty South Yorkshire firefighter helped to save the life of a football fan during Leicester City’s Champions’ League triumph over Sevilla this week.
Caz Whiteman, who works for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and is based at its Sheffield training centre, was in the crowd for the match at Leicester’s King Power Stadium on Tuesday night when a fellow spectator collapsed with a suspected heart attack.
She was sat nearby and immediately rushed to support pitch-side first aiders to deliver CPR, working for more than 15 minutes until he was taken to hospital by ambulance.
The supporter, who is a father-of-three, is now making a full recovery.
As the teams were starting to come out for the second half, I noticed that a spectator was in difficulty.