Two air ambulances and six ambulances for man suffering cardiac arrest

Two air ambulance, six ambulances and two fire crews have attended Swindon Borough Council building this afternoon, to treat a man suffering a cardiac arrest.

The medical emergency happened on the forth floor of Wat Tyler House in Beckhampton Street at around 1pm today, Wednesday 4 May.

Wiltshire Air Ambulance was first on scene at around 1.25pm, with a second air ambulance, Great Western Air Ambulance, attending the scene at around 1.50pm.

Three ambulance crews from South Western Ambulance Service, one from St John Ambulance are also at the scene, and arrived before requesting the air ambulance.

An addition three paramedics in rapid response vehicles attended later, at 2.20pm.

A number of members of staff, who had been asked to leave the building, told a Swindon 24 reporter that their colleague, a ’50-year-old man’, was ‘very overweight’, and explained that they could not take him in the lift due to his condition.

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service sent a fire crew and a aerial appliance to the scene. They were not used to extract the patient, and he was was taken down the stairs.

The condition of the casualty is unknown at this stage.

The council’s One Stop Shop was evacuated and closed for some time, while the emergency services were on scene, but reopened at 3.15pm.

Wiltshire Police were also on scene, assisting with road closures.