Passer-by saves man’s life in Portsmouth suspected suicide bid drama

Military Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth.
Military Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth.
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A passer-by today saved the life of a man he found in a gas-filled car.

The good samaritan leapt into action after the man got his attention as the Vauxhall Corsa he was sitting in was filling up with carbon monoxide.

The passer-by managed to get the victim out of the car and administer first aid at the scene in Peronne Road, Hilsea, Portsmouth.

He dialled 999 and police, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance were at the scene within minutes of receiving his call-out at 8.41am today.

The car driver was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham for treatment as a precaution.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman said: ‘There was a concern for welfare for a man who had been taken ill in his car.

‘He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham as a precaution.’

It is understood that the incident is being treated as a suspected suicide attempt.