VIDEO: Sheffield firefighter reunited with man whose life she saved at football match

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An off-duty firefighter who saved the life of a man who collapsed at a football match has been reunited with him.

Caz Whiteman, who is based at South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue's training centre at Handsworth, gave CPR and mouth-to-mouth to 51-year-old Jim Blockley after he fell ill during Leicester City’s Champions’ League triumph over Sevilla last week.

Off-duty firefighter Caz Whiteley met Jim Blockley

Off-duty firefighter Caz Whiteley met Jim Blockley

The firefighter was in the crowd for the match at Leicester’s King Power Stadium when Jim suffered a heart attack.

Caz helped pitch side first aiders by delivering cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for more than 15 minutes until he was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Jim, a father-of-three, suffered three heart attacks in total but survived and is now recovering in hospital, where Caz visited him and was thanked for her efforts.

After a long embrace, Caz said: "It's just beyond belief, not just that he's alive but sat up talking. It's fantastic."

Jim said he remembered feeling a pain in his chest and waking up in intensive care, where he asked nurses what the Leicester score had been.

A relative said: "I can't put it into words. She (Caz) was brilliant. She saved his life.

"I'll always remember her. I'll never forget her."

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