Video: John gets to thank the man who saved his life after heart attack
A MODEST hero has stepped forward for an emotional reunion with the man whose life he saved.
Andy Collis discovered from a fire service colleague that heart attack survivor John Littlejohns was appealing through the Post to meet him after his quick-thinking kept him alive.
The 49-year-old fireman from West Cross said he noticed Mr Littlejohns slump at a table while he was tucking into a meal at La Braseria in Wind Street.
Mr Littlejohns, aged 64, of Fairwood Road, Fairwood, who has suffered a catalogue of heart problems, collapsed and "died" at the dinner table. He had suffered a heart attack.
Mr Collis said he was pleased to read that Mr Littlejohns had pulled through.
He said: "I was glad to read in the Post that he was okay. I was just on the adjacent table when I noticed him go down on his elbow — he was quite subdued. I saw him go into a slumber on the table."
He said the way he had been given top first aid skills from the fire service helped him in the situation. Mr Collis gave Mr Littlejohns CPR at the scene.
He added: "The fire service have got a high standard in first aid. They have upped the ante on our training — it has proved to be beneficial."
The dad-of-two revealed it was not the first time he had come to the rescue of someone needing emergency help.
"There was someone who collapsed when I was going to the cinema to watch the latest James Bond film at the Taliesin who I helped," he added.
Mr Collis said he had always wondered what had happened to Mr Littlejohns following the incident. "You can only hope when they are taken to hospital that they have pulled through." he added.
He said after seeing Mr Collis had got better it had "made everything worthwhile".
Mr Littlejohns, who spent a few days being treated in Morriston Hospital, said he was "absolutely over the moon" to be reunited with the fireman, who is based at Swansea West station.