Northern Beaches Surf Lifesaver trained in first aid and CPR
Avalon Beach SLSC should be praised for their efforts in providing first aid and CPR to a Northern Beaches man.
You can be called on at any time and this person should be praised for their efforts.
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Lifesaver praised after treating man, 70, who fell hard on rocks
A MAN in his 70s who fell on rocks near the rock pool at Palm Beach yesterday morning was lucky a highly-trained lifesaver was nearby.
After being treated at the scene, the injured man was flown to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition with abrasions and a head injury.
The man was walking along the path near the rock pool when he fell on to the rocks below, causing a head injury that began bleeding profusely.
Avalon Beach SLSC patrol captain Nick Sampson, 23, was working on a nearby construction site when members of the public alerted him to the man’s injury.
“He had a deep cut to the head and there was a lot of blood,” Mr Sampson said.
“Apparently he felt faint and stumbled across the path and fell off the edge on to the rocks.”
Mr Sampson and others from the construction site grabbed a First-Aid kit and, along with bystanders, did what they could to stem the flow of blood from the man’s head wound until paramedics arrived.
Surf Life Saving NSW spokeswoman Donna Wishart said that after the paramedics arrived, Mr Sampson helped them administer oxygen, apply a neck brace and a defibrillator before the man was placed in an ambulance.
The man was driven to a waiting helicopter at North Palm Beach and flown to Royal North Shore Hospital in a stable condition.
“The drama at Palm Beach shows just how valuable it is to have surf lifesavers trained in first aid and CPR out in the community and ready to use their skills and experience to help others,” Ms Wishart said.
Please make sure you are getting trained at the Dee Why RSL