A NORTHWICH mum is looking to teach others how to deal with seizures after coming to the rescue of a young man who collapsed at Creamfields music festival.

Rachael and Ben King, whose three young children all have epilepsy, were on their way into the festival near Warrington on the Bank Holiday weekend when Ben spotted a man on the floor.

In a bid to lend a hand, Rachael had to push aside people who either weren’t helping or whose attempts to help were putting the man in further danger.

She said: “I ran over and when I got closer to them I was gobsmacked. There were probably 10 people around him and not one of them had a clue what to do.

“He was lying on the floor, foaming at the mouth. People were sticking their fingers in his mouth, which you should never do, and trying to prise his jaws open.

“I got down on the floor and rolled him onto his side to stop him choking, and made sure there was nothing around him that he could hurt himself on.

“I remember thinking, I was the only person there who knew what to do. I didn’t have time to worry about it, I just did what I could.”

Despite Rachael and Ben having dealt with seizures at home when Jenson, 7, William, 5, and Darcie, 4, are affected, this was the first time they had helped an adult.

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After reflecting on the reaction from people in the area, Rachael decided to promote the ‘Epilepsy Action’ guidelines, which explain the correct way to handle a seizure.

She said: “It was the first time I have had to deal with a seizure that wasn’t one of my children, so I didn’t know anything about him or his medical history and it was a completely different scenario.

“Ben said to me ‘you were in the right place at the right time’, but I just fell back on what I knew.

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“I hope that other people would have done the same thing if they had known what to do.

“I thought I needed to made a new video on what to do if someone is having a seizure, because every second counts. The response has been unbelievable.”

Rachael has also contacted Creamfields organisers, asking them to provide a guide for festival-goers who find themselves in a similar situation.