A Good Samaritan ended up with a fractured jaw after he was attacked in a Rotherham nightclub when he was trying to help a friend who had fallen ill.
Adam Turner was on a night out in Pop on Ship Hill when he claims he was assaulted in the early hours of Saturday.
The 23-year-old, who volunteers as a Community First Responder for Yorkshire Ambulance Service, said he saw two bouncers running into the toilets where his friend was and followed them.
He said he saw one of the security men kick open a cubicle door to reveal his friend slumped inside.
The first aider, who responds to life threatening incidents in his community until paramedics arrive, claims he announced himself as a qualified first aider and offered to help his pal but said he was grabbed from behind, repeatedly punched and frogmarched out of the toilets.
Adam, who is an assistant manager of a masonic hall, said he blacked out and woke up face down on the pavement outside the club with paramedics and police officers at his side.
He was rushed to hospital by ambulance and was found to have a fractured jaw. He also had a CT scan on his brain.
Adam, who has since been discharged, said: “I can’t believe that I went for a night out and I offered my help as a first aider and I was the one who ended up in hospital.
“I have told the police what I can remember but I believe the club is covered by CCTV cameras too.”
A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Police are currently investigating a reported assault that is believed to have taken place at around 2am on Saturday, November 29, inside Pop.
“A 23-year-old man was reportedly assaulted by a number of men inside the club, sustaining injuries to his head and face.”
Pop’s manager denied the offence took place.