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Grandfather thanks team who saved his life with 13 shocks 

Anthony Openshaw, 64, suffered a sudden cardiac arrest in April while enjoying a cup of coffee at home in Buxton.

His wife, Wendy, frantically called 999 and followed the instructions given to her over the phone to perform CPR on her husband until a paramedic, an ambulance crew and an air ambulance arrived to take over.

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About EMAS

East Midlands Ambulance Service provides emergency 999 care and telephone clinical assessment services for a population of 4.8 million people. 

On average we receive a new 999 call every 32 seconds - around 2,700 a day.

In an emergency call 999. If it's not an emergency but you still need medical help, call telephone number 111.