CPR training required to combat drowning deaths.

January 4th, 2019 by ian Leave a reply »

Woman in hospital after near-drowning at popular beach

A 38-year-old woman remains in a serious condition in hospital after being pulled unconscious from the water at a popular beach south of Adelaide.

The woman was swimming at Aldinga Beach when she ran into trouble at around 7.30pm yesterday.

A nearby swimmer noticed the woman struggling and dragged her from the water, with an off-duty paramedic then rushing to her aid.

A woman has been saved from drowning at a popular beach south of Adelaide. (9news)

“The poor young lady was like, face down in the water and obviously a whole lot of people saw her and got to her aid and pulled her back onto the beach and it was looking pretty grim,” one witness said.

“He went down and just started working on her and the response from the emergency services was just fantastic.”

The paramedic performed CPR until ambulance crews arrived, with the woman then airlifted to the Flinders Medical Centre.

The woman is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. (9news)

An off-duty paramedic tended to the woman after she was pulled from the water. (9news)

She remains in a serious but stable condition, with her family by her side.

The incident comes just a week after Nepalese nursing student Nischal Ghimire drowned at Glenelg North.

With many people flocking to beaches to escape the scorching summer heat, authorities are reminding everyone to take extra care in the water.

The Northern Beaches of Sydney is a beautiful part of the country, however all should learn the essential skill of first aid and CPR. Being able to resuscitate a family member or a loved one may of helped save some of these drowning victims.

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Our training courses include Provide First Aid HLTAID003, Provide CPR HLTAID001 and Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting HLTAID004. You will learn essential skills for your workplace and may save a life of another Northern Beaches local.

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