FOLLOWING the cardiac arrest of Christian Eriksen, Barnsley Hospital is urging residents to learn CPR which could help save a life.

On Saturday, the 29-year-old player went into cardiac arrest during the match between Denmark and Finland.

His life was saved by quick-thinking medics who performed CPR on him until he was shocked by a defibrillator.

Now Barnsley Hospital wants to encourage residents to learn the life saving skill.

A spokesperson for Barnsley Hospital said: “We’re joining the British Heart Foundation in encouraging as many of you as possible to learn how to carry out CPR before medical services arrive.

“Anyone can do it, it’s pretty easy to do and is a skill we should all have – you never know who or when you might need it.”

To learn how to do CPR, click here.