Swimming champ saves life of public accounts committee ex-chairman

The 1980 gold medalist and team captain was walking in front of the ex-Treasury minister in St James’ Park when he heard him collapse.

Recognising the symptom of a heart attack from his swimming training, he promptly resuscitated the 76-year-old veteran Labour MP.

Sheldon, now recovering at home, said that without Goodhew’s help he would have died.

He said: ‘Only 3% of those who have a cardiac arrest survive . He saved my life, undoubtedly. I could not have timed that walk better. He is a great man.’

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