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13th June 2019

13th June 2019
June 13, 2019 Katie King

Mum thanks school nurse for saving son, 14, after his heart stopped

A GRATEFUL mum has thanked an “amazing” school nurse and first aiders for saving her son’s life after his heart stopped.

John Gray, 14, a student at Clacton County High School, was yesterday in an induced coma in a specialist hospital after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest.

He fell to the ground after his heart stopped suddenly while at the school, in Walton Road, on Tuesday afternoon.

The school nurse and first aiders rushed to John’s aid and re-started his heart using the school’s defibrillator within two minutes.

Emergency services, including the Essex and Herts air ambulance, were also called to the scene.

The youngster, from Clacton, was rushed to Colchester Hospital before being transferred to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

His mum Mandy Piper thanked the school nurse for saving her son’s life.

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