Air ambulance called to Harpenden after man suffers cardiac arrest

The air ambulance landing in Harpenden. Photo: Jenny Fowler.

The air ambulance landing in Harpenden. Photo: Jenny Fowler. - Credit: Archant

The air ambulance was dispatched to Harpenden this morning after a man collapsed.

The ambulance service was called at 9.30am today to reports a man had collapsed on Springfield Crescent.

The man, in his 70s, had collapsed and gone into cardiac arrest.

A rapid response vehicle, a land ambulance, and the air ambulance helicopter were sent.

A neighbour was already performing first aid on the patient by the time the crews arrived.

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The patient was then resuscitated by the ambulance crew, and began breathing for himself.

The land ambulance took him to Luton and Dunstable Hospital.

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