Dad’s quest to find heroes who saved his son’s life

Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 030415 - Press - Steve & Jason Carroll - Morley, England - Steve Carroll with son Jason Rhodes-Carroll & his father Roy Carroll.
Picture by Allan McKenzie/YWNG - 030415 - Press - Steve & Jason Carroll - Morley, England - Steve Carroll with son Jason Rhodes-Carroll & his father Roy Carroll.

A grateful dad is trying to track down the heroes who saved his son’s life.

Steven Carroll wants to thank two strangers who helped keep his 17-year-old son Jason Rhodes-Carroll alive after an asthma attack stopped him breathing.

Jason, a student at Outwood Grange Academy, was in a car with his dad and grandad in Morley when he became ill.

Mr Carroll, 43, said: “ Jason was struggling to breathe and then he passed out in my arms.

“He turned blue and I tried to give him mouth-to-mouth but I’m not trained and I had no idea what I was doing.

“A man stopped in the street and said he knew about first aid and took over resuscitating Jason.

“He kept him stable until the ambulance arrived.

“A woman also came to help and she was speaking to a paramedic on the phone and telling me what to do.

“It all happened very quickly and when the ambulance came I never got the chance to thank the two people who helped us.

“Jason has since made a full recovery but they saved his life and I want to say thank you.

“I will be forever grateful to them for what they did for him.”

Mr Carroll said two other people - who he only knows as Tom and Joanne - also helped.

One took him to hospital and the other looked after his car when the ambulance arrived.

He said: “I have sent Tom and Joanne a card to thank them, but I don’t know anything about the other two people who helped Jason.”