Kingston police officers have shared the extraordinary moment a man they feared was dead sat up and swore at the paramedics who had just saved his life.
London Ambulance Service workers were called to reports of an unconscious man in Kingston who wasn’t breathing.
They requested police assistance as the person who called them had been prevented from delivering CPR by a group of ‘angry’ men.
PC Charlene Gregory found the man lying on the floor being treated by the paramedics, he didn’t look in a good way and had just been given CPR.
A bubble was formed around the paramedics and the crowd pushed away to give them space to work.
The ambulance crews worked tirelessly to save the man’s life administering more than six shots of adrenaline.
The patient had taken a large amount of heroin and was suffering from a massive drug overdose, he then began to swear at the paramedics for bringing him round from his heroin overdose.
PC Gregory said: “Initially when I got to the scene I thought his male had passed away, the ambulance crews looked very concerned and were working tirelessly to do their best for him.
“There were a group of street drinkers who wanted to get near the male stating they were friends and family.
“Officers had to persuade them to move back so the paramedics could do their job.
“Our main concern was giving the paramedics the best environment possible to be able to save the man’s life.
“The paramedics managed to save the man’s life, and to everyone surprise he began shouting and swearing at officers and the ambulance crew.
“I told him to stop being so ungrateful as these people had just saved his life.
“The man’s so-called friends refused to go to hospital with him as they had ‘drinking to do’.”
Picture courtesy of Susie Fisher, with thanks