Sound Engineer Saves Glenn Hoddle’s Life with First Aid
It was First Aid training that helped him save former England manager Glenn Hoddle’s life on Saturday, sound engineer Simon Daniels has claimed.
After Hoddle, 61, collapsed at BT Sport’s studios, Daniels – who is also a special constable – said that his first-aid training “kicked in”.“I’m not a hero,” said Daniels, speaking to the Mirror. “I was just doing what I was trained for. I was just trying to preserve life.”“I did the standard ABC [airway, breathing, circulation] checks. I immediately started CPR, a defibrillator was brought to me. I continued CPR and used the [defibrillator],” Daniels stated.
Former professional footballer Paul Ince, who raised the alarm after Hoddle collapsed, described Daniels’ actions as “miraculous”.A spokesman for Hoddle confirmed that though he is “in serious condition”, he is “continuing to respond well to treatment”.
The spokesman added, “Glenn and his family would like to publicly thank the BT Sport staff that treated him immediately on set following his collapse.”
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), 144 workers were killed by fatal injuries at work in 2017/18, with an estimate of 555,000 self-reported non-fatal injuries.
“My thoughts are with Glenn and his family and I hope he continues his recovery,” Daniels has commented. “I also want to praise the medical staff who were outstanding.”