QUICK thinking cyclists helped save the life of a Timperley man after he suffered a near fatal heart attack in the remote Yorkshire Dales.
Mike McConville, 54, chairman of Seamons Cycling Club, received emergency first aid from fellow members before a paramedic arrived on the scene.
The incident unfolded after the party Mike was a member of had climbed a hill. He fell off his bike and was unconscious.
Club spokesman David Williams said: “He seemed to have stopped breathing and Sally Cowan - one of our members - checked for a pulse and couldn’t find a pulse. Another member, Paul Barber, checked for a pulse around the neck - Mike was unconscious without a pulse.”
David said none of the members’ mobile phones would work in the “desolate” location and a passing motorist managed to alert a paramedic who just happened to be attending a charity walk in Malham village.
Before the paramedic arrived Sally adminstered CPR to Mike - who according to David was still unconscious up to 10 minutes after suffering his heart attack. Paul also administered mouth to mouth resuscitation.
The paramedic arrived at the scene and treated Mike with the aid of a defibrillator. He was finally taken to Leeds Infirmary by air ambulance and David said he is making a good recovery.
Speaking from his hospital bed Mike said: “i’m just so grateful to them and I’ve passed on my thanks to everyone who was involved in resuscitating me. I’m so grateful you just wouldn’t believe.”
David said the Altrincham-based cycling club is planning a series of charity events to raise cash for Yorkshire air ambulance service - as a way of saying thank you for the part it played in saving Mike’s life on May 26
Get Well Soon Mike