Posted: Thu 22nd Jul 2021

Man dies after cardiac arrest in Johnstown – Police appeal for those who tried to help him to come forward

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This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jul 22nd, 2021

Police are appealing to members of the public who helped a man in cardiac arrest in Wrexham on the weekend to come forward.

Shortly before 12.30pm on Sunday, July 18th, officers received a call assist colleagues at North Wales Fire and Rescue Service and the Welsh Ambulance Service after a man had collapsed on Gutter Hill, Johnstown.

Four people stopped to help the man before the emergency services arrived, with two performing CPR.

But sadly, despite their efforts to save him, the man later died.

District Inspector Gavin Gilmore said: “Firstly, I would like to thank the members of the public who stopped and helped for their assistance during this distressing incident.

“I am now appealing to those who helped the man to come forward to provide your name and contact details.

“The first witness, thought to be in his early 20s, is described as a white man, around 6ft in height with black hair and of a large build. He was described as wearing a black t-shirt.

“The second person, thought to be aged in his late 40s, is said to have been a white man of around 5ft8 in height, of a slim build and wearing a white t-shirt. This man we believe was on the phone to the ambulance control and is said to have later assisted with traffic management.

“The third person, a white man of around 5ft6 in height is said to have short dark hair and wearing motorcycle clothing. He assisted the first responder and carried out CPR.

“The fourth man, thought to be in his late 20s to early 30s is described as white, around 6ft tall, of a slim build with short dark hair and a full beard. He was dressed in a white football kit and stopped in a silver BMW vehicle. He assisted the first responder and conducted CPR.

“If this is you, please call us on 101, quoting reference Z103525.”



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