‘Superhero’ Asda worker raced out of store and leapt over wall to save man’s life in car park

An Asda worker has been hailed a ‘superhero’ and an ‘angel’ after racing out of her store and vaulting over a wall to save a man’s life.

After a customer rushed in to say a man had stopped breathing, Tarah Dobson grabbed a defibrillator and ran.

A man had suffered a cardiac arrest in his car near the Consiborough store in Doncaster.

Aware it was a life or death situation, Tarah, 26, yelled ‘first aid’ and set off running.

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She said: “I was just at the kiosk in the store when a man ran in and told me what had happened. I just shouted ‘first aid’, grabbed the defibrillator and ran out. I wasn’t going to wait around.

“Luckily for me, I used to be a sprinter when I was growing up through school – I used to be the one to beat. I just ran as fast as I could and at one point jumped over a wall, which was a bit higher than I thought it was.

“The man had had a cardiac arrest at the wheel and another person in the car had managed to get him out of the vehicle and laid him in the road. When I got there, there was already an out-of-hours nurse doing CPR on him who was very well trained. She used the defibrillator on him which tided things over until the ambulance crew arrived and he was taken to hospital.

the Conisbrough store
the Conisbrough store

“I’m proud of what I did, but I just did what I had to do. I couldn’t mess about; it was a life and death situation.

“Hopefully the gentleman got the help he needed in hospital, bless him.”

And while Tarah, originally from Southend-on-Sea, was modest about her bravery, Asda shoppers have dubbed her a ‘superhero’ on social media, with thousands rushing to thank her.

One wrote: “A real superhero within us! What a beautiful world would it be if we had more selfless people like Tarah eeh? Thank you Tarah for setting a good example that we all need each other and no one is superior than the other.”

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Another added: “Well done young lady, you have saved a life.

“All stores should have a defibrillator. Thank you also to the off duty nurse too.

“You both are so wonderful. Hope the gentleman is recovering in hospital ok. You both are angels. Thank you so much.”

A close family friend of the gentleman who had suffered the cardiac arrest also commented: “The gentleman in this story is basically an uncle to me, and thanks to this beautiful woman, the gentleman has survived.

“He’s currently in hospital and still has a long way to go but he is still with us.

“I would just like to personally say , thank you soo much for your bravery”

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