Actions of bar staff praised following Buckie man’s collapse

STAFF IN A MORAY PUB have been praised for helping save the life of a customer who collapsed at their bar.

The Pub in the Square in Buckie reopened on Monday following the dramatic events on Saturday evening when a customer in his 40s approached the bar – and then collapsed to the floor.

Behind the bar was Lynda Murray who fortunately had undergone First Aid training – she put that to good use by performing CPR on the unconscious customer for the ten minutes it took for an ambulance crew to arrive on the scene.

Pub owner John Russell said after reviewing the bars video system that the man had walked to within a couple of feet of the bar before falling to the floor clutching his chest. He added: “We offer all our staff first aid training – and thankfully Lynda put those skills to good use and performed CPR. I am very proud of her, she really was the hero of the hour.”

Staff at the bar are now planning fundraising to raise the £1700 required to purchase a defibrillator which could be used by the general community.

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed that a male patient in his 40’s had been taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary where he is still being treated.