Two men stepped into action and provided vital first aid after seeing a man fall down a flight of stairs at Prestatyn train station.
Cameron Ackroyd and Sam Aspinwall were waiting for a friend at the train station when they witnessed the terrible accident on September 4th.
Jordan Walker was carrying his bike when he fell down the stairs and broke his skull, collarbone and wrist in the incident last Saturday night.
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Cameron, 22, recalled the moments before the accident: “I remember seeing him from above because I knew it couldn’t end well. It wasn’t nice to see it that way.
“When he fell, I wasn’t sure what I was feeling. It was just a natural instinct to go and help. I was pretty calm too, as he was stable despite the severe pain.”
The two hurried to the man at the end of the stairs who complained of head and shoulder pain.
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Cameron said, “I remember walking over as soon as it happened and crouching down to see if he was okay. When I looked up, there were a lot of people huddled together.”
The couple had enjoyed a drink with friends in Prestatyn town, but soon realized their night was about to take a different turn. Sam joked, “Even though I wanted another pint, I didn’t think twice about helping him.”
Fortunately for Jordan, the men are trained in first aid, so they stayed calm and put pressure on the wounds while they waited for help.
Sam said, “Honestly, most of the credit goes to the Air Cadets as I believe I wasn’t nearly as clear and confident at the time.
“I just want to thank the Royal Air Force Air Cadets for all of the first aid training I have received over the past 10 years and my most recent first aid course with St. John’s Ambulance as a first aider in the Specsavers business.”
Cameron said, “It’s the first time I’ve had to properly use first aid training. Hopefully the last – but it’s important that people take refresher courses as well.
“While I would like to think that this does not warrant a newspaper report, I hope the people reading this will take the opportunity to take a first aid course.
“You never know when you will need it. It could increase the likelihood that people will stop and help someone in the future. “
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Jordan’s mother also went on Facebook to thank the couple for helping their son after his “horrific fall” and wrote, “I am so grateful that my son was not alone during this terrible time.”
Jordan is on the mend after being treated for a brain hemorrhage at The Countess of Chester Hospital, according to Ms. Noble.
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