Dundee drinkers battle to save life of man who collapsed in city bar

Pub customers battled to save a man’s life after he suffered a suspected cardiac arrest and collapsed inside a city centre bar.

The scene on Nethergate, outside Trades House Bar, after a man collapsed inside

Emergency services were called to the Trades House Bar on Union Street after staff and patrons saw a man fall to the floor.

Two ambulances and two police vehicles were seen outside the premises shortly after noon on Wednesday. See video above.

People inside the pub reported hearing a loud “bang” before realising that a man in his 50s had collapsed in the bar area. Another customer was seen performing CPR on the man before paramedics arrived and took him to Ninewells Hospital.

One pub customer had been having a meal when the man collapsed.

He said: “I heard a loud bang. From where we were sitting we couldn’t see exactly what had happened.

“The waitress said it was serious before we were told a customer had tried to revive the guy.”

Another customer said: “There were police on the Nethergate and Union Street.

“Customers coming out of the pub told me a guy had collapsed.

“Another customer apparently helped to resuscitate him before emergency crews arrived.”

A Trades House Bar spokesman said: “We called an ambulance to help one of our customers and are waiting to hear any updates on his condition.

“Our team acted quickly to help the gentleman and we hope he makes a speedy recovery.”

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “We attended the public house at 12.31pm in connection with a medical matter.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We received a call at 12.26pm yesterday to attend an incident on Union Street.

“We dispatched two ambulances to the scene and transported one patient in their 50s to Ninewells Hospital.”

The man’s condition is not currently known.