A WIGAN family have paid a heartfelt thank you to those who helped save their son’s life.
Rob Latham, 34, collapsed while playing at the Soccerdome on Monday night.
Staff from the Stadium Way sports centre were quick to act on a suspected heart attack, using a defibrillator to shock him twice and help him survive.
Yesterday, mother Jean said that Mr Latham’s condition had improved but there was still “a long way to go.”
Speaking on behalf of the family, including father James, brother James, sister Kerri and wife Lynsey, Mrs Latham thanked everybody who helped her son.
She said: “What they did saved his life and I can’t say thank you enough. We really want to thank everybody involved for helping him, we are so grateful. The staff at the soccerdome were wonderful, as were the paramedics, firefighters and members of the public too. We’d also like to thank the staff at the Wigan infirmary who continue to do a wonderful job. When he is feeling well again he’ll be able to thank them himself.”
It is hoped that Mr Latham will be out of intensive care soon.