Sheffield Hatters so proud of firegighter Caz

Sheffield Hatters' Yorkshire League side with lifesaver Caz Whitehurst on the right, back row
Sheffield Hatters' Yorkshire League side with lifesaver Caz Whitehurst on the right, back row
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Sheffield Hatters stalwart Caroline Whiteman has made national headlines by saving the life of a football fan at a European Championship match.

Caz, a firefighter, gave mouth-to-mouth to Jim Blockley when he fell ill at the Leicester City v Seville match at the Kingpower Stadium. Hatters’ Yorkshire League star Caz said: “ I came down to the front of the pitch to see what I could do.He had suffered a heart attack and gone into cardiac arrest. Along with the pitchside medics, I cleared his airway and immediately performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and chest compressions.”

A Hatters spokesperson said: “It was on Look North and Match of the Day. She is a real superstar on and off the field. We are so proud of her.”

* Caz’s other sporting life: See Sports Retro on Monday.