The day of June 16, started well for John. This young French of 20 years old, expatriate in London for his studies, is returning to Paris to do an internship within a start-up. On this day, he criss-crossed the streets of the 16th arrondissement after a game of tennis contested in the bois de Boulogne. It is in this trendy neighborhood that will engage in a drama that, after a week, haunts him still.
It was on his face that the man had died
John immediately calls the fire department before providing a cardiac massage to the one who proves to be a sexagenarian, a father of a family. "It was on his face that the man had died, but I tried to revive him," says the old scout, trained in first aid. It has a ridge all the same for ten minutes in an attempt to save the victim. A period of time during which no one stepped in to help, except for a patrol of police officers and a bandwidth. "We found the phone of the gentleman, to keys and no code. It was called and it fell on his son. It is hard... I still have his voice in mind ", recalls the young man.
The student is even more incensed that he learns the next day the commissioner's office that the victim remained between 15 and 20 minutes on the ground without anyone to make the slightest gesture. "It is shocking and revolting. How is this possible in a society such as ours, in addition to in the 16th, where people are supposed to be educated ? In what world does one live ? There is more to good citizenship. This is crazy ! Not normal ! ", rants and raves-t-he front of the journalists of the Parisian. And far from him the desire to put on the clothes of the hero : "I had a natural reflex that all the world should be and who should not be out of the ordinary. "