Thanks are offered this week to some unknown local heroes.
On Sunday 9th January 2022 at approximately 8.30pm, a local man was making his way home when he collapsed at the side of High Blantyre Road having suffered a major heart attack. By total coincidence, an off-duty trainee Paramedic was passing, stopped, and commenced CPR. Emergency services were called and attended the scene, also in attendance officers from Police Scotland and the kind neighbour by the name of ‘Tam’ who provided a blanket to keep the man warm. They worked on him for over an hour, having stabilised him he was then transported to Hairmyres Hospital.
His sister, Shirley told Blantyre Telegraph, “I am pleased to say my brother is now recovering. He has a way to go yet but he is alive. I will never be able to convey to all those involved my deep gratitude and thankfulness to you for your persistence and care that evening. You will know who you are, and I thank each one of you from the bottom of my heart.”