The man who died and came back to life on the Paekākāriki Escarpment Track
Knowing CPR can save someone’s life – and here’s the proof. When Shaun was out walking the Paekākāriki Escarpment Track earlier this year he collapsed and was in cardiac arrest.
Our paramedics Mal, Tash and Francis were able to provide urgent medical care, but it was the immediate assistance from a bystander that gave Shaun the best chance of survival.
The bystander had never done CPR on anyone before but they were prepared, having had training from Wellington Free Ambulance at a Heartbeat training session. In her words: “It was just one of those on the spot moments where you do what you need to do.”