Cinema-goer Saved by CPR After Heart Attack During the Perfectly Titled Movie – No Time to Die
A cinema-goer who suffered a heart attack while watching latest Bond movie was saved by fellow films fans who performed CPR on him. The film’s title? No Time to Die.
81-year-old Malcolm Clarke went into cardiac arrest at the Odeon cinema in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, on Saturday during a screening of the new release.
Members of the audience, believed to have included a doctor and a nurse, came to Malcolm’s aid and helped keep him alive as the room was evacuated.
Thankfully, their efforts were successful and paramedics soon arrived and took Malcolm to Northern General Hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.
Malcolm’s son-in-law, Andrew Wileman, said, “Four very helpful people in the audience worked on him for about 15 minutes because he had lost consciousness.
“Those four people just disappeared in the aftermath, it was two ladies and two gentlemen.
“They saved his life in the cinema aisle, no doubt about it.
“The consultant at the hospital said the prompt and quick CPR had saved his life in the cinema before the ambulance got there. He would have died, there’s no doubt.”
Malcolm had been revisiting childhood haunts in and around Chesterfield where he grew up as a belated treat for his 80th birthday.
He had gone to see the new Bond film with wife Jacky on Saturday night when he suddenly took ill.
Andrew said he was “completely unconscious” while the good Samaritans worked to save his life using the on-site defibrillator at the cinema.
The family has been reunited with three of the four lifesavers but would like to meet the fourth to say thank you.