July 24, 2021, 11:13

    Man, 23, dies after battery runs out on ventilator he used 24 hours a day

    Man, 23, dies after battery runs out on ventilator he used 24 hours a day

    A young man tragically died in a car park after the ventilator he needed to keep him alive ran out of battery.

    The 23-year-old needed his ventilator 24 hours a day and had been out with a support worker from Scottish social care charity Quarriers when the tragedy struck.

    Emergency crews raced to the Royal British Legion car park in Paisley, in a desperate bid to save the man.

    He received CPR at the scene but he sadly died, the Daily Record reports.

    A number of police and ambulance vehicles were spotted at the scene.

    It is understood there were issues with the battery charge on the man’s mobile ventilator, which he used 24/7.

    Police Scotland said it is treating the man’s death as unexplained, however there are no suspicious circumstances.

    A spokeswoman said: “Around 5pm on Monday officers were called to the Renfrew Road area of Paisley, following the sudden death of a 23-year-old man.

    “The death is currently being treated as unexplained, pending further enquiries, but there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

    She added: “As with all sudden deaths, a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”

    Care watchdog The Care Inspectorate has also issued a statement in relation to the incident saying it will continue to scrutinise the service that supported the man and offered condolences for his loss.

    A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “We have been notified of the tragic death of an individual.

    “Our thoughts are with those affected at this distressing time.

    “We are in contact with the care service who provided supported living care to the individual.

    “We will continue to monitor the service to provide scrutiny and assurance.”

    Quarriers, who cared for the young man, said staff are “devastated at the loss”.

    A spokesperson for the organisation, based in Bridge of Weir, said: “The team at Quarriers is devastated by the loss of a much-loved person we support and our thoughts are with his friends and family.”

    Quarriers is one of Scotland’s leading social care charities.

    It provides care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances.

    Sourse: mirror.co.uk

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