A WOMAN has thanked team members at a Stourbridge gym for helping to save the life of her dad who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest while working out.

Debbie Foxall took to social media to praise the efforts of those working at Pump Gyms in the Ryemarket for their swift actions.

She told how gym members and the team at Pump Gyms performed CPR until paramedics arrived to take stricken gym-goer Ken Whiteman to hospital.

Stourbridge News: Ken WhitemanKen Whiteman (Image: Handout)

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it was alerted to reports of a medical emergency at Pump Gyms in the Ryemarket at 6.59am on Monday January 15.

Two ambulances, a paramedic officer, a MERIT trauma doctor with a Critical Care Paramedic and a BASICS doctor were sent to the scene.

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: “On arrival we discovered one patient, a man, who was already receiving medical attention from staff members at the gym.

“Ambulance staff then administered specialist trauma care before the patient was transferred to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.”

Debbie thanked the “heroes” at the gym who speedily gave first aid to her dad, which she said had “literally saved his life”.

She said he has since undergone heart bypass surgery and added that he was “recovering well”.