A “fit and healthy” teenager was put into a coma after suffering a sudden heart attack after football training.
Kieran Prescot, 17, from St Helens, was given CPR by staff after he collapsed following training with the the Parkdale Sidac Celtic Under 18s team in Merseyside.
His mum has told the Liverpool Echo she is grateful her son survived the ordeal thanks to the heroism of medics and football club staff.
Sara Jones, 41, said: “It was a normal day, I’d dropped him off at football training at Sutton Academy.
“The training was due to come to an end and usually he would be one of the first ones out because he normally goes to training for another team afterwards.
“I was with one of the other mums, we parked next to each other in the car park. We were sat in the car because it was quite cold, chatting away as normal.