Jamie is simply first class in rail emergency
A quick-thinking teenager has been praised for providing vital first aid to a man who fell ill while on a train to Harborough.
Jamie Pryor, who is a receptionist at Harborough Leisure Centre, was on his way home to Harborough when he noticed a man fall seriously ill on his train.
Fast-acting Jamie (19) responded to a call on the public address system for people with first aid experience to come forward to help the man.
The incident happened on Friday on the Leicester-to-Harborough train route at about 10.30pm.
Jamie, who lives in Welland Park Road, said: “I walked on the train and this guy had passed out and was lying on his seat and he didn’t look very well at all. They tannoyed out for someone with first aid qualification and I got one at college two years ago.”
Jamie said other passengers thought the man had suffered a stroke but he believed from his training that the man had suffered a heart attack.
He said: “The ambulance service were saying not to let him go to sleep but he kept dozing off so I lifted his head and kept reassuring him.”
Jamie said although he was nervous at first, he has dealt with life-saving situations before because his brother Daniel (16) has epilepsy.
He said: “I was nervous at first, I was shaking but have always had to deal with first aid situations as I have had to save my brother who has epilepsy.”
Jamie has spoken to railway staff at Leicester since the incident and has been told the man is now doing well.
He was praised by the train manager and ambulance staff, and has now been put forward for a Pride in Harborough Award.
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