Part of Rugby town centre blocked off after ranger performs CPR on person found collapsed in the street

The incident happened this morning, March 8

Monday, 8th March 2021, 11:55 am

North Street in Rugby town centre is presently blocked off after a woman was found collapsed at around 9am this morning, March 8.

Police, paramedics and air ambulance have been in attendance, while a Rugby ranger directs traffic from North Street onto Regent Place and, at the bottom of the hill, traffic attempting to come up to North Street is forced to perform a u-turn in the road.

The Advertiser spoke with a witness on the scene, who said at 9.15am they heard a cry of "they've fallen over" - and then saw people rushing to a man who was collapsed on North Street.

Emergency services at the scene.

They said a Rugby ranger rushed to the scene and began performing chest compressions, which they said seemed to go on for 15 minutes.

The witness praised the ranger for their intervention, adding that this is not the first time they have heard of Rugby's town rangers performing CPR.

Police, paramedics and an air ambulance then arrived.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "We were called at 9:08am to reports of a medical emergency in Market Place, Rugby.

Emergency services at the scene.

"We sent the Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance, three land ambulances and a paramedic officer to the scene.

"On arrival, crews found a woman in a critical condition. She was given basic life support on scene and on route to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

"She travelled by land ambulance.”