Boyfriend dies after shock collapse

A DISTRAUGHT 18-year-old desperately tried to save the life of her 'loving and generous' boyfriend when he collapsed at their home in Banwell

A DISTRAUGHT 18-year-old desperately tried to save the life of her 'loving and generous' boyfriend when he collapsed at their home in Banwell.David Melhuish, aged 32, died at his bungalow in Wolvershill Park, after suffering a blood clot on the lung (pulmonray thromboembolism)..The former Churchill Community School pupil had been complaining to his girlfriend of three years, Kim Sainsbury, of feeling lethargic but had shown no other signs of being ill.When David collapsed on October 11, Kim, who lived with him, rang an ambulance and she and his mum Liz tried to resuscitate him.He was taken to Weston General Hospital but doctors could not save him.This week, Kim, who met David through his sister Linzi, paid tribute to the popular West Ham United fan.She said: "David was such a nice person. He was a loving, generous, kind and friendly man."When I met him I was being bullied at school and he helped me through. He loved motorsports and would have loved to have taken it up himself. "He started having trouble breathing early in the morning on the day he died and I phoned an ambulance but he died before he got to hospital."It was all so sudden."David said he was going to propose to me next year and we wanted to get married in 2010."David was buried at St Andrew's Church in Banwell last week. He leaves behind son Martin, aged 10, mum Liz, dad Dave, stepdad Chris, brothers Christopher, Stephen, Robert, Adam and sisters Linzi, Amy and grandparents.


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