Football fan "back from the dead" thanks first aiders

Reading fan who suffered heart attack thanks medics who saved his life

Reading fan "brought back to life" thanks first aiders

John Hayward back at the Madejski with the men who saved his life Credit: ITV

A football fan who suffered a heart attack while watching Reading play Barnsley, has returned to the Madejski stadium to thank the St John's Ambulance volunteers who saved his life.

Life-long Royals fan John Hayward was welcomed onto the pitch at half time during Saturday's game, after recovering from a triple heart bypass.

Rachel Hepworth spoke to John, to St John's Ambulance volunteer Eddie Chan and Rich Company the pitch-side paramedic from South Central Ambulance Service.

More top news