Emotional reunion for paramedic and pensioner following beach pier rescue

Paramedic and pensioner emotional reunion after rescue. Credit: ITV Meridian

A paramedic and a pensioner had an emotional reunion on Brighton Beach.

Off duty London Ambulance Service paramedic Mel Armstrong, from Basildon in Essex ran to the rescue and saved the life of pensioner Brian Smith from Cheam in Sutton after he went into cardiac arrest while visiting the pier with family.

As Andrea Thomas explains, it was a year ago today that 64-year-old became seriously ill: