Power of Local Radio: Woman Who Saved an 18-Year-Old's Life in Bognor Thanked by Family

Image of Luke Jordan, courtesy of his mum Claire

A woman who saved the life of an 18 year old who suffered a cardiac arrest in Bognor has been located and thanked by his family after an appeal on V2 Radio social media.

Local radio is a powerful thing: and this latest news really reflects that, thanks in part to V2 Radio's appeal on-air and on social media.

That's after 18-year-old Luke Jordan suffered a cardiac arrest on Glamis Street in Bognor back on Monday, February 7.

It was later found that he had died for six minutes before a woman performed CPR, successfully resuscitating him.

Claire, Luke's mum, set out to find the remarkable woman - who was finally located and thanked by his family after an appeal on the V2 Radio social media channels.

Nicola Radders, who revived him, is a retired prison officer and has now been thanked by the entire family for saving Luke's life.

Luke, who is a new dad himself, is now recovering in hospital after being fitted with a heart monitoring device.

Claire said: "On Monday 7th February, my 18 year old son, Luke, suffered a cardiac arrest and died for 6 minutes. If it hadn’t been for a lady, who I believe is a retired prison officer, delivering effective CPR he would have died.

"The staff at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton keep saying that if she hadn’t delivered such effective CPR he could have had brain damage or been paralysed, or not made it at all.

"I cannot even begin to find the words to thank her. I’m hoping she one of your listeners, or at least one of her friends is, and that you could thank her for me."

You can find the original post on Facebook, just head to: www.facebook.com/V2RadioSussex/.

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