Peter saved thanks to staff trained by NEAS

Staff at a North Shields leisure centre have been thanked for saving a customer’s life after being trained by North East Ambulance Service. Peter Pooley was enjoying an early morning workout at Parks Sports Centre, in Howdon Road, on December 10 when he collapsed on the cross country skier. After realising the 59-year-old retired policeman had stopped breathing, staff called an ambulance and used the centre’s defibrillator. Once he had started breathing again, Peter was placed back into the recovery ...