Wedding guest brought back from the dead


A young mum was TWICE brought back from the dead after having a heart attack during a wedding reception.

The 25-year-old was miraculously saved by staff who continued to resuscitate her until emergency services arrived.

“Your staff saved my life and I will be forever grateful of that.”

But in a shock twist, The Carrington Arms was given a “terrible” review on TripAdvisor by an aggrieved guest who complained of “grumpy” staff.

The complainant is said to have been outraged at being charged for the breakfast she ate the morning after the wedding – despite having only paid to stay the night.

“It’s difficult to take on the chin,” said Peter Dodman, owner of the country inn.

“We are not trying to cause trouble; we’re just trying to understand how we have gained such an uncaring, uncompassionate and selfish attitude in this country, shockingly evident in this case.”

On Saturday evening, around 80 guests were gathered in the main hall of the Moulsoe-based hotel when a young woman collapsed.

Barman Paul – who used to work as a paramedic – rushed to her aid while other staff members tried to clear the room of panicked guests.

He got her breathing again twice before paramedics arrived to take over.

Peter said: “The woman was technically dead twice and it was another two hours until she was conscious again.”

The guest was airlifted to hospital and has now made a full recovery.

The wedding continued in her absence because the bride, groom and fellow guests said that is what she would have wanted, said Peter.

The guest has now thanked The Carrington Arms and says she owes her life to staff.

She told the venue: “Your staff saved my life and I will be forever grateful of that. Not only did you give my mother her daughter alive you gave a special beautiful little girl her mummy still alive and I will be forever in debt to you all.

“All I can say is thank you and thank you a million times over, but you will never fully understand how I and my family are grateful for your staff and what you did for me and my family that day.”

Despite their efforts, Peter and his team were given a one-star rating on both TripAdvisor and Facebook by the unknown critic.

This week the venue has been inundated with messages of support, but in a bid to make amends, it has launched a campaign to raise awareness of East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA)

Peter added: “The bride and groom were very thankful for everything we did because the outcome could have had a very different ending.

“I’m very proud of my staff and how they went above and beyond to help.

“The only thing we could have done differently was to let the guest in question have breakfast on us, but what we are doing instead is making a donation to EAAA for every LIKE we get.”

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