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Aston Villa fan reunited with ‘angel who saved his life’ after cardiac arrest at match

An Aston Villa fan has been reunited with the ‘angel who saved his life’ after an emotional picture of them together was shared online. Josh Moseley suffered a cardiac arrest at Villa Park and could have died had it not been for the quick actions of trainee paramedic Heidi Elliott.

Holte End season ticket holder Heidi jumped several rows of seats to reach the 24-year-old just before half-time in Villa’s Europa Conference League semi-final first leg against Olympiacos on Thursday, 2 May. She was able to perform CPR while paramedics rushed to the scene and used a defibrillator.




Josh was taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and later fitted with a mini defibrillator. Fortunately, he was discharged eight days later. Now the pair met as Villa hosted Liverpool in a 3-3 Premier League final draw last night, Monday 13 May.

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Taking to X’s former Twitter, Josh’s dad Jason posted: ‘The moment you meet the angel that saved your life. One of our family now.” He ended the sweet message with four heart emojis. The club has also arranged for Heidi to visit the Bodymoor Heath training ground to meet the players and will fund her season ticket next season.

Jason also posted on X: “She is so fantastic and words cannot express our love for her. Given Villa’s offer to pay for Heidi’s membership, we will discuss with Heidi and choose a suitable charity for the money from the go fund. to go to. See you later L2.”

Speaking about the night he went into action, Heidi told BBC WM: ‘When I got to him he was already in cardiac arrest. I immediately started CPR. There were a few fans around encouraging me to put him in the recovery position, but I admitted it wasn’t necessary at the time.

“It was more important to start CPR. We knew the paramedics would be on the scene to start a defibrillator. To start with that CPR is very important. The defibrillator came and administered shocks to the patient and then the paramedics took over. When the professionals get there as such, continuous chest compressions was very important.Also, in the area where we were in the rescue press, it was more important to do CPR only, it is the most important part of it.