A quick-thinking gym manager stepped in to save the life of a teenager who collapsed after suffering a cardiac arrest. Liam Edwards, who has a heart defect, suddenly stopped breathing and suffered a cardiac arrest while working out at The Gym, in Burton. Thankfully manager Jonathan Pickess jumped into action and began administering CPR – saving the 17-year-old’s life. Liam, a sixth former at Pingle Academy, ended up in an induced coma in hospital for three days after the incident. His tearful mum Claire says she does not know how to begin thanking Mr Pickess, and without Jonathan’s actions Liam would have died. She said: “To be here, where we are is a miracle, I don’t even know how to thank him.” Liam collapsed at The Gym, in Middleway Retail Park in Burton on Thursday, January 24, and says he cannot thank Jonathan and his staff at The Gym enough. The gym has a life saving defibrillator machine which Jonathan used to restart Liam’s heart. Miss Edwards, 39, said: “The whole lot of it, being at the gym and having Jonathan do CPR and have a defibrillator there, obviously it saved his life. “People who are in cardiac arrest for… Read full this story
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