h Paramedics 'refused to run as boy lay dying'
Extract from the Telegraph report:
"Paramedics refused to run along a beach to a dying boy for fear that they would be in breach of health and safety regulations, the child's father has claimed.
James Poynton, 11, suddenly collapsed while walking along Caldy Beach, Wirral, Merseyside, with his family.
His parents called an ambulance but when paramedics arrived they walked towards them, according to James's father, Jim, 49.
When he asked why they had not broken into a run, they allegedly said that had they tripped they would have been unable to adequately treat James.
Mr Poynton, a company director, said: "I'm appalled that they wouldn't run. If someone is dying, aren't you supposed to save their life?"
Mr Poynton and his wife, Ann, believe that had the paramedics acted with more urgency their son might have lived."