Father of Partick Thistle's Lewis Mansell hailed as hero after emergency help

Lewis Mansell (left) in action for Partick Thistle against Hamilton
Lewis Mansell (left) was playing for Partick Thistle as his dad watched on

The father of a Partick Thistle player has been hailed for giving "life-saving" emergency help to a supporter at his son's Scottish League Cup tie.

Thistle striker Lewis Mansell's dad David, who is a medic, rushed to the aid of the unwell fan during the game at Hamilton Academical's stadium.

Eye witnesses say he provided CPR before emergency services arrived.

"The thoughts of everyone at Thistle are with the supporter who fell ill this afternoon," said the club.

"Thanks to the Jags fan who was on hand to offer immediate medical assistance and to all of the emergency services for their efforts.

"Fingers crossed for a speedy recovery."

A Police Scotland spokesman told BBC Scotland the supporter had been taken to Hairmyres Hospital, where he is now recovering.

Matt Greer, a fan in the away section at New Douglas Park, described Mansell's actions as "heroic" as he stepped in.

"The best performance I've ever seen at a Thistle game came today from a fellow fan," he wrote on Twitter.

"Boy a couple a seats along from me collapsed and a fan ran over, cleared the area and performed CPR, possibly saving his life."

David Mansell later replied via social media, saying: "I'd just like to say that mine was only part of a team effort. Special praise should also go to the Thistle fans first on scene, Hamilton first aiders and the stewards whose prompt actions including CPR and getting a defibrillator to the patient very quickly.

"A special thank you to the A&E consultant who was also on scene."

Hamilton won the game on a penalty shootout after the tie finished 2-2 after regulation time.

Dave Mansell reponding on Twitter
Fan Tweet
More from Dave Mansell on Twitter

Top Stories