'Quick thinking' Asda worker praised after teen collapsed in store

Ken Inglis rushed to the 16-year-old girl's aid after she collapsed while shopping with her parents.

‘Quick thinking’ Asda worker in Aberdeen praised for assisting teenage girl who collapsed in store Asda

An Asda worker in Aberdeen has been praised after assisting a teenager who collapsed in store after becoming unwell.

Ken Inglis, a grocery section leader and first aider at the supermarket at Middleton Park, Bridge of Don received a call for help after the 16-year-old customer collapsed in store. 

The girl had been shopping with her parents when she began to feel unwell and fainted.

Mr Inglis’ quick thinking and calming nature came to the fore as he assisted the girl, who was unconscious.

Her parents were in shock when they noticed she had fainted, but Mr Inglis kept everyone calm while assessing the situation.

The girl was taken to hospital with her parents and has now recovered from the incident.

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Mr Inglis said: “When I got to the customer, I could see she was unconscious, however, she did not show any immediate signs of emergency.

“Her parents were distressed and very worried, but I just tried to keep them calm and give the girl as much space as possible. After a short while, she started to come back around and slowly began to regain consciousness.

“I waited with the family until the girl felt well enough to go to hospital with her parents. She got checked out and there were no worrying signs which was a relief. She has now recovered well and I’m glad I was able to help, I would do it for anyone.”

Darren Reid, foodhall trading manager at Asda Middleton Park, said: “Ken is a great guy who always goes out of his way to help our customers. He kept everyone calm and stayed with the customer until she was okay. 

“Ken has been with us for six years and he’s a joy to work with. Thank you for all of your hard work, Ken.”

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