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Man saves work friend... by falling on him

Martin Amriding fell on top of his friend Kevin Brockbank who was falling to floor with cardiac arrest – and it restarted his heart.

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THIS IS SURELY going to be on the list of most unusual lifesaving techniques of 2012: The man who fell on his friend and restarted his heart.

The Daily Mail reported yesterday on the story of Kevin Brockbank, 54, who suffered a heart attack at work. His friend Martin Amriding went to catch Brockbank as he slid to the floor, but instead landed on top of him. The weight of Amriding – he weighs 15 stone – restarted Brockbank’s heart.

Brockbank went on to suffer further cardiac arrests in the ambulance on the way to the hospital but has since recovered after surgery.

Both men work together at a printing press company in Dundee, Scotland but Brockbank’s near-death experience has made headlines worldwide since yesterday. The Daily Telegraph republished the story today while it has also travelled as far as Vietnamese and  Portugese press.

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