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Muamba's paramedics rewarded at BBC 999 Awards for saving his life
An off-duty Edmonton paramedic who helped save Fabrice Muamba’s life was presented with an award during a BBC ceremony last night.
Pete Fisher, who is based at Edmonton ambulance station in Windmill Road, was rewarded on last night’s BBC 999 Awards on BBC One.
Mr Fisher, who was off duty from the London Ambulance Service but working with Tottenham Hotspur’s pitch side rescue team, was one of the first paramedics to treat former Bolton Wanderers defender Muamba when he suffered a cardiac arrest at White Hart Lane.
Mr Fisher, who had not met 24-year-old Muamba since his cardiac arrest in March, said: “It was a privilege to meet Fabrice again.
“It was a magnificent team effort on the day to save his life, and I believe if it wasn’t for the training we received from the service then none of this would have happened.”
Muamba, who stopped breathing for 78 minutes and spent a month in hospital after his heart stopped, retired from professional football on Wednesday following doctors’ advice.
The football star thanked all the staff who help save his life, and said: “They did an unbelievable job.
“They never gave up on me and they never stopped treating me. I thank every one of them every single day.
“I truly carry them in my heart everywhere I go. I told them they are special people - those are my heroes.”
Mr Fisher attended the event on behalf of all the paramedics who sprang into action after his cardiac arrest.