A KNUTSFORD resident and two Tatton Park rangers have received a prestigious award after saving a man’s life.

Dentist Robbie Wolfson and rangers Mark Sills and Adrian Bell accepted their prestigious SADS UK National Lifesaver Award at a ceremony at the Royal College of Nursing in London after using CPR and a defibrillator to keep a cyclist alive following a heart attack.

The three men were in Tatton Park when the incident occurred just before Christmas last year.

Cyclist Rob Harwood fell from his bicycle when entering Tatton Park, and thanks to the actions of the three men, he was revived and recovered in time to spend Christmas with his family.

CPR was administered immediately by Robbie, who had attended the Knutsford Heartstart Course, and a defibrillator was used shortly after.

Robbie said: “As a dentist I have annual training in CPR, I like to make sure my CPR training is up to date so I went to a British Heart Foundation Heartstart Course in Knutsford.

“It was quite surreal when I found myself using CPR in a real life and death situation, but it really demonstrates how important it is to keep lifesaving skills up to date.”

The annual National Lifesaver Defibrillator Awards hosted by the national cardiac charity SADS UK honours people in the community who have saved lives.

Dr Christian Jessen, the presenter of Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning Embarrassing Bodies was delighted to present the awards to the deserving team of lifesavers.

Anne Jolly, Founder of SADS UK said: “It is good to hear that lifesaving action was taken so quickly, early CPR and defibrillation are absolutely vital when a person suffers a cardiac arrest.

“The incident proves how important it is to have defibrillators on the premises. There is no doubt that working together the team saved Rob’s life.”

Phil Lucas, Park Manager, Tatton Park added: “It would be easy to say that this incident is “all in a day’s work” for our Ranger team. However, such incidents are thankfully rare and is therefore particularly pleasing that the outcome has been so positive.

“It bears testament to the training, professionalism and character of Mark, Adrian and the rest of the team involved, something that we are very grateful for and proud of.”