A TEACHER who had a heart attack in a park is looking for the mystery woman who saved his life.

Charles Schreiber, 22, was having a “relaxed” early morning run through Preston Park in Brighton on March 25 when he felt some pressure in his chest.

He then blacked out and woke up in a hospital bed.

He was later told that he “wouldn’t be alive now” if it were not for the unknown woman in the park who performed CPR on him and called an ambulance.

He said: “It’s hard to put into words what happened.

“I didn’t feel right for about five seconds, like a pressure in the chest, and then I woke up in hospital.

“There were all these machines and people were watching me.

“It was terrifying.”

Mr Schreiber, a German teacher, had an operation on his hernia just before Christmas.

He said: “I used to go running all the time on the seafront but then I had a few months off when I wasn’t allowed to after the operation.

“That day, I thought, right I’m going out for a run.

“This last thing I remember was running through the park and then waking up in hospital.”

Mr Schreiber had no idea he was suffering from any kind of heart condition.

He had been running for about 20 minutes before the heart attack.

He was told by doctors that he had gone into cardiac arrest in the middle of the park and the unknown woman rushed to his aid.

She performed chest compressions and called the emergency services, who arrived “within four minutes”.

He was taken to hospital, but was released the next morning.

A thankful Mr Schreiber is now looking for the unknown woman who saved his life.

He said: “She didn’t leave her name, number or anything.

“Staff at the hospital told me that if it wasn’t for that woman, I wouldn’t be alive.”

“She doesn’t have to get in contact if she doesn’t want to.

“But it would just mean a lot to me to let her know how thankful I am to her for saving my life.

“The ambulance service were brilliant too, they were so quick to get to me.

“I heard it took them just four minutes after the 999 call.”

Mr Schreiber has now been fitted with a pacemaker.

Part of his heart tissue has been sent for analysis,

but he is yet to hear the results.

If you are the person who saved Mr Schreiber’s life, or have information about who the person may be, ring The Argus on 01273 021384.