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Heroic traffic wardens helped save man's life
Two traffic wardens helped save a man's life after he suffered a heart attack at the wheel of his car in Enfield this week.
Wednesday was a normal day at work for Berk Tankut, 34 and Orcun Adak, until they witnessed a man crash his car into a set of traffic lights on the Hertford Road, Enfield.
The pair, who work for parking enforcement company NSL, helped to pull the man, who had suffered a heart attack, out of the car.
Mr Tankut helped police resuscitate the injured driver whilst Mr Adak directed traffic around the incident.
The 34-year-old described the drama that unfolded before them.
He said: “We were driving along going about our usual day when we saw the crash. We rushed over to the scene where a police officer was performing CPR on a man.
“I massaged the heart 15-20 times and then kept the airways clear while the officer did compressions. I was panicking at first and I was very concerned for the gentleman."
When asked about his heroic actions, Mr Tankut played down his role.
He said: “I was an instinctive reaction, as a human being I hope everyone would have done the same.”
Cameras worn by the two wardens captured the drama and the footage was handed over to the police.
NSL client account manager, James Tran said: “I would like to thank our colleagues for their quick thinking in a difficult situation. NSL encourages staff to go beyond the boundaries of their normal duties by supporting their local communities.”
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