Archive - Sep 28, 2007

Archive - Sep 28, 2007

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A Perfect Teaching Moment

September 28, 2007–PALMERSTON NORTH, NZ–A first-aid lesson turned into real-life drama when a man collapsed outside the classroom - forcing the tutor to put his training to the test.

And the students thought the emergency was staged for dramatic effect.

But the incident was very real, and Paul Fowles' quick thinking was able to save the elderly man who had suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

The 34-year-old from Palmerston North was about to start teaching CPR in the Levin Volunteer Fire Brigade building as part of a two-day St John Workplace First Aid course, when a member of the public ran inside yelling for help.

Across the road, a man believed to be in his 60s had collapsed on the pavement. “I went across and found he was not breathing and he didn't have a pulse,”Mr. Fowles said.

Beckham's Father Suffers Near-Fatal Heart Attack

September 28, 2007–LONDON–David Beckham, Los Angeles Galaxy soccer player and former captain of the Manchester United team flew to London on Thursday after his father suffered a serious heart attack which led to cardiac arrest.

The 32-year-old landed at London's Heathrow airport after an overnight flight, and headed straight to the hospital where Ted Beckham, 59, was being treated after being taken ill late Wednesday.

Beckham's father suffered a heart attack at home and had to be resuscitated by paramedics in the ambulance on the way to hospital.

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