St Ives police officers recognised after battle to save fire victim

First published in News

Two police officers from St Ives have been honoured after battling to try and save the life of a woman following a fire in the town.

Kevin Silver and Scott Perkin were called out to a flat in St Ives following a report that a woman had suffered a cardiac arrest. When they arrived they found the woman was showing no signs of life and both carried out CPR until paramedics arrived.

A police spokesman said: "PC Silver continued to carry out CPR whilst the paramedics used a defibrillator and administered life saving drugs.The casualty was transferred to Treliske hospital by air ambulance where she remained in a critical condition until, unfortunately, passing away a few days later.

"However, the successful resuscitation meant that family could travel from across the country and abroad in order to say goodbye."

The two officers will recieve a Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Police Commander’s citation at a presentation at Bodmin police station this Friday.

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