Been a little inactive on the forum again this week but feeling really wierd. Not sure where to start......and know that it's probably not the done thing to pour my heart out on here but just need to rant I think. So here goes: Out for a lovely ride around Wells-next-the-sea on Sunday. Just about finished the ride and were off to the pub when we passed an 'incident'. A chap had collapsed in his car (passenger I hasten to add) and his wife was frantically trying to summon help. When we realised what had happened, we stopped to see if we could help. My husband used to be a nurse and in his current job he has Immediate Life Support training and I'm First Aid trained. To cut a very long story short, no-one else had a clue what they were doing so we stepped in. The guy appeared to have had a massive heart attack. No pulse, not breathing, grey face and his lips were blue. We started CPR and worked on him until the ambulance arrived which was at least ten minutes. Needless to say, he didn't make it. It was awful. I cannot get it out of my head. I feel so guilty that I couldn't help him even though I know our chances were so slim of getting him back. His wife was standing over us saying we had to help him and how she couldn't lose him etc etc. It was so traumatic! I never, ever want to experience anything like it again. However, I know that in some way, we helped. If nothing else, his wife was able to see that we were trying to do something to help him rather than standing around which is what the people who arrived on the scene before us were doing. So basically......all I want to say is that no matter how horrible I feel, I would do it again if I had to. But it struck me that as cyclists out pootling around .....any one of us on here could come accross something like that. So all I'm going to say is that if you don't have any first aid knowledge, please try and get a little. Maybe, just maybe, had one of the first people on the scene been able to start CPR before we got there, he may have stood a tiny chance.