Timely intervention saved son's life

PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 November 2010 | UPDATED: 12:56 04 November 2010

Sam Walters will appear at Bristol Crown Court on November 9

Sam Walters will appear at Bristol Crown Court on November 9

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A FATHER says only the timely intervention of a friend and paramedics saved his son's life following a stabbing in a Weston nightclub on Saturday night.

Sam Fisher, 19, of Weston, was stabbed at around 2.45am following an altercation at Players Sports Club in The Boulevard.

Mr Fisher suffered a serious wound to his neck, which led to him losing a significant amount of blood.

A friend and paramedics stemmed the blood flow at the scene, but internal bleeding caused his right lung to collapse.

Doctors drained the blood from his lung at Weston General Hospital, which Mr Fisher’s father believes saved his son’s life.

The teenager has since been discharged from the hospital.

Mr Fisher’s father, Andrew Fisher, said: “My son was stabbed in the neck which caused severe loss of blood and he lost consciousness at the scene.

“Had it not been for the timely help of a friend and the quick response from paramedics who stemmed the bleeding his situation would have been quite perilous.

“The internal bleeding caused his right lung to collapse and intervention to drain the blood from his lung by doctors undoubtedly saved his life.”

The nightclub was closed following the incident, but has since reopened. Management have declined to comment at the present time.

Police are urging anyone who may have seen anything related to the incident or have any information to contact them on 0845 4567000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

* Sam Walters, an 18-year-old resident of Weston, has been charged with grievous bodily harm with intent, and appeared at Bristol Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

He has been remanded in custody to appear at Bristol Crown Court on November 9.

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