Members of the public helped battle to save the life of a homeless man found slumped on a street in Dundee city centre.
An off-duty nurse who was passing by the Deja Vu nightclub in Panmure Street is understood to have been the first to go to the man’s aid after realising he looked unwell sitting against a wall.
She began giving first aid to the man before staff from the nearby Tesco came out with the store’s heart defibrillator.
Police confirmed yesterday that the man had died.
A spokesman for Police Scotland said: “While his death is being treated as unexplained, there are no apparent suspicious circumstances and a report is to be sent to the procurator fiscal.”
The man was discovered at about midday on Tuesday.
An eyewitness said: “The nurse began working on the man who was clearly very ill.
“The nurse was amazing. She was doing chest compressions and was absolutely brilliant.”
Another passerby said: “It was a good 45 minutes to an hour that they were working on him.”
A city centre trader, who didn’t want to be named, paid tribute to the man — whom she knew from being in and around the area. She said: “He was homeless — but he was such a nice man.
“There were paramedics working on him for 10 minutes in the street.
“Then they were working on him in the back of the ambulance for 20 minutes.
“I could see all the flashing blue lights. It is such a shame.”
The man has not been named by police, but he is understood to be from Lithuania.
It is said he moved to Dundee from Edinburgh about a year ago looking for work.
He had spent some time sleeping rough in Dundee, but had also been given accommodation in the Lily Walker Centre.
The man was well known by people living and working around the Wellgate Centre, and was often seen begging and feeding the birds.