Mystery hero saved Leeds girl’s life after terrifying street collapse

Alisha Brown

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A YOUNG law student from Leeds was saved by a mystery hero after she collapsed in the street.

Alisha Brown was walking to a lecture when she suffered a blood clot to her lung which stopped her heart.

She was resuscitated by paramedics after a stranger, who spotted Alisha fall to the ground, phoned for an ambulance.

Having recovered from her terrifying ordeal, the 20-year-old has appealed for the public’s help to track down the mystery man.

Alisha, who is from Leeds but studies in Sheffield, said: “I don’t remember much about the incident, but I’m sure if it wasn’t for him I would have been dead on the floor.”

She was on her way to lectures at Sheffield Hallam University’s Collegiate Campus when she collapsed.

She attempted to phone her mum and grandmother, but was losing consciousness when a man took her mobile from her, explained what had happened to her relatives and phoned for an ambulance.

Shortly after paramedics arrived, Alisha suffered a cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated.

At hospital, doctors discovered a blood clot in her lung and she was admitted to the intensive care unit, where she remained for a week.

Alisha will now be on blood-thinning medication for the rest of her life to prevent another clot.

She said: “There were no warning signs – I just collapsed. As a healthy, active and young person I didn’t expect it. For a while it was a bit of a blur, so it’s only sunk in now all that man did for me. Without him I wouldn’t be here.”

Having spent the summer recovering at home in Leeds, Alisha has returned to university and is eager to thank her good samaritan personally.

She said: “I believe he stayed with me until the ambulance arrived, but I know nothing more.

“When he briefly spoke to my mum, she thought he possibly had a scouse accent.”

The incident happened on April 8. Email rachel.parry@jpress.co.uk with information.

**The YEP has teamed up with St John Ambulance as part of our First Aid For All campaign to teach first aid skills to 500 people in Leeds.

For more details about our courses, visit. www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk.

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