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Unconscious rider who fell off bike helped by PCSOs - days after first aid training

Members of the Swindon North, East and Rural neighbourhood policing team completing first-aid training that was then immediately used when a rider came off their scrambler bike days later. <i>(Image: Wiltshire Police)</i>
Members of the Swindon North, East and Rural neighbourhood policing team completing first-aid training that was then immediately used when a rider came off their scrambler bike days later. (Image: Wiltshire Police)

AN unconscious bike rider was rescued by police, just days after they had received first-aid training in that exact scenario.

Staff members from the Swindon North, East and Rural neighbourhood policing team embarked on a first-aid refresher course recently.

There, officers and PCSOs had to take part in scenario-based first-aid tasks which included treating a severe arm injury, and dealing with someone who is choking on something.

But one of the other scenarios was responding to someone who has come off their bike and is potentially trapped underneath it.

Then, a few days later PCSOs were called out to this exact scenario on the Ridgeway, where a rider had come off of their scrambler motorbike.

A post was made about this uncanny sequence of events on the Swindon North, East and Rural Facebook page.

It said: "When this was the scenario you were given at your first-aid refresher this week, and today you’re called to an unconscious rider who has come off their scrambler on the Ridgeway - spooky!

"Patient now awake and off to the hospital, and boots/uniform/car need attention instead."

Swindon Advertiser: The PCSO's muddy boots after attending to an injured scrambler rider on the Ridgeway
Swindon Advertiser: The PCSO's muddy boots after attending to an injured scrambler rider on the Ridgeway

The PCSO's muddy boots after attending to an injured scrambler rider on the Ridgeway (Image: Wiltshire Police)