Australia: Shopper Resuscitates Toddler

By: RTV/Nine Network/CBS
By: RTV/Nine Network/CBS

An Australian builder has been hailed a hero for saving the life of a toddler when she stopped breathing in a supermarket.

CCTV show the events unfold in Perth, Western Australia, as Amy Collard realizes her two-year-old daughter Shaylar is not breathing.

Collard approaches a checkout lane to ask other customers, including local tradesman Rowan O'Neill, for help before rushing outside to get her husband.

O'Neill examines the girl, thinking she is choking and turns her upside down.

As staff called for help, Shaylar's father Michael Narkle rushes into the store in a panic.

O'Neill and Narkle try reviving Shaylar by turning her upside down, shaking her, patting her on the back and employing the Heimlich maneuver.

After trying to revive her without success O'Neill began mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and after 90 seconds the girl opened her eyes, local media said.

Local TV stations said doctors thought Shaylar's fever caused her to pass out and she was back at home after one night in hospital.


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