Teenage boy saved by school first aiders is now out of coma
A TEENAGE boy whose life was saved by a school first aiders after his heart stopped is out of an induced coma and getting ready for a heart operation next week.
John Gray, 14, a student at Clacton County High School, was put into an induced coma in a specialist hospital after suffering a suspected cardiac arrest while at the school, in Walton Road, on Tuesday afternoon.
The first aiders rushed to John’s aid and re-started his heart using the school’s defibrillator within two minutes.
John’s mum Mandy Piper, from Clacton, had thanked the first aiders for saving her son’s life.
John had been transferred to the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, where he was placed in an induced coma on Tuesday.
Ms Piper said following a series of tests, John was awoken from the coma on Wednesday.
She said: “His now responsive and with us on and off.
“He is doing well at the moment and will be hopefully having heart operation Tuesday.”
She said her son has been diagnosed with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, a heart condition that causes the heart to beat abnormally fast for periods of time.