A JOGGER rescued a man from the canal in Leamington on Monday evening (June 17).
He spotted the victim floating in the Grand Union Canal near Althorpe Street and managed to pull him from the water before dialling 999. Medics and an air ambulance were quickly on the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The Good Samaritan managed to pull the man out of the water just before medics arrived.
“The man, believed to be in his 40s, was not breathing and immediately paramedics started carrying out advanced life support. CPR continued and after a short time the man started to make respiratory effort.
“Due to the patient’s serious condition the doctor anaesthetised the man at the scene before he was then transferred to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire by ambulance for further emergency treatment.
“Unfortunately, the man’s condition was described as critical.
“Thanks to the passer-by’s actions of rescuing the man from the canal, medics were able to resuscitate him and give him the best possible chance of survival.”
The name of the jogger has not been made public.