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Episode 21

Helicopter Heroes, Series 6 Episode 21 of 30

Documentary series. A train driver collapses at the controls, and a group of passengers fight to save his life. High in the Dales, a little girl is badly hurt in a farm accident.

45 minutes

Last on

Tue 21 May 2013 06:05

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Heart attack train driver's dramatic rail rescue

Heart attack train driver's dramatic rail rescue

The train driver who collapsed with a heart attack at the controls of his trans-Pennine express has been reunited with the passengers who saved his life.

 

David Graham, 50, was driving between Scarborough and Liverpool when he suffered chest pains on a stretch of track in North Yorkshire.

 

An appeal for anyone with medical training was met by a group of nurses returning from a seaside hen party.

 

BBC programme Helicopter Heroes filmed David being airlifted from the train by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service.

 

Watch the video feature on the BBC News website. 

 

Read the full news story on the BBC News website.

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterRav Wilding
Executive ProducerCarla-Maria Lawson
EditorIan Cundall

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