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‘Don’t let me die’: Grimsby man meets paramedics who saved his life

A Lincolnshire man has been reunited with the two paramedics who saved his life.

Earlier today (October 6), 48-year-old Kevin Frisby, along with his partner Tracy, met paramedic Lee Hastie and technician Alan Higgs at the Grimsby Ambulance Station to say thank you for saving his life.

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

Kevin, from New Waltham, Grimsby had been to the gym and out for lunch with his family earlier in the day, however when he returned home he had severe chest pains which led to a heart attack on August 17.

He called 101 as he thought it was just ingestion, however the East Midlands Ambulance Service came straight away, where Lee and Alan recognised the problem before taking Kevin to Castle Hill Hospital for surgery.

Kevin recalled the emotional moment to Lincolnshire Reporter, saying: “I was thinking, don’t let me die. I’m too young to die.

“My son William is 26 and his girlfriend is about to make me a grandfather in the next few weeks and I was thinking ‘I’m not going to see my grandchild’, it was quite worrying to be honest.”

Photo: Steve Smailes for Lincolnshire Reporter

A fitness fanatic, Kevin is hoping to train for next year’s Grimsby 10k and the Cleethorpes half marathon.

“To meet [Lee and Alan] to say thank you is just great, and to meet them under better circumstances is really, really good.”