A trio of nurses from Preston rushed to the aid of a train driver who suffered a heart attack while in control of a commuter train.
The train driver was in control of a commuter train heading from Scarborough to Liverpool Lime Street when he began having problems breathing.
The driver managed to bring the service to a safe emergency stop close to Rillington Crossing at Sherburn and the train conductor asked passengers on board if they had any medical training and could help.
Four nurses came forward to offer their expertise - and three of them are believed to be from the Preston area.
The mystery women from Preston worked together with a nurse from Scarborough to assist the driver and administer first aid until emergency services arrived.
The driver, who is believed to be in his 50s, was worked on by paramedics and firefighters helped to get him to safety.
He was airlifted by Yorkshire Air Ambulance to a specialist cardiac unit in Hull.
He is believed to have made a good recovery and his condition is described as stable.
The train was next due to stop at Malton, then York. Passengers were stranded while the train was halted for more than an hour.
A spokesman for TransPennine Express said: “A member of train crew was found to be seriously unwell and emergency services were called and responded.
“Assistance was also provided by medically trained passengers on board the train.
“A member of staff was later airlifted to Castle Hill hospital in Hull.”
• Were you one of the three nurses from Preston who came to the train driver’s aid or do you know their identity?
If so, contact the Evening Post newsdesk on: 01772 838103.
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