Officers go to the aid of collapsed man

A man who had collapsed was helped by environmental enforcement officers.

The incident happened near Weymouth Pavilion last week (2/11), when the man who was suffering from a Hypoglycaemic event (a potentially life threating diabetic episode), was discovered by Roger Anthony , who was on duty as a 3GS specialist environmental enforcement officer.

Roger gave him an initial sugar boost and summoned his colleague Jake Brewer. Jake, who is a trained event medic and community first responder, administered glucose tablets. He said: “My colleague found him and got him an initial sugar boost. I then arrived and administered glucose tablets. I then carried out a set of observations until the ambulance arrived.

“I am very glad when my first aid training can be put to good use to help people. I have left the ambulance service now, but remain a Community First Responder and I’m also an event medic with White Horse Safety in Weymouth.”

Cllr Ray Nowak, Briefholder for Environment and Sustainability, said: “I would like to thank this officer for his presence of mind, it was lucky they were passing and able to go to this gentleman’s aid.”

Jake and Roger work for specialist environmental enforcement company 3GS, who are responsible for issuing fixed penalty notices to anyone who throws rubbish onto our streets.