Off duty officer saves drowning man

Officer saves man's life. Picture credit:Shutterstock

AN off-duty National Police officer saved the life of a 50-year-old man last Thursday, August 20, who suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest when bathing in a pool in Velez-Malaga.

The officer was leaving his home when he heard cries for help indicating that there was a man drowning in the swimming pool of his urbanisation.
He immediately went to help and found the victim almost without a pulse surrounded by people, including his wife, who was already beginning to perform CPR on her husband.
The officer applied chest compressions whilst his wife performed the breathing, thus managing to stabilise him until the arrival of the ambulance.

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