His coolness and self-sacrifice enabled him to save his companion's life.

Friday, September 23, a resident of Auxy (Saône-et-Loire) rescued her spouse, a 76-year-old man who had just become unwell in his garden.

She immediately called the emergency services and followed the instructions of a medical regulation assistant (ARM) from Samu, on the other end of the line;


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“I knew I had to fend for myself.

(…) I had to concentrate on the explanations that were given to me”, she confided to the regional daily.

Septuagenarian released from hospital

The latter then told him how to provide first aid.

The victim's companion then began cardiac massage while waiting for help.

Smur doctors and firefighters then took over.

The septuagenarian finally regained consciousness before being airlifted to Chalon hospital.

He came out of it this Sunday and is off the hook.

“The doctors told me that if I hadn't practiced cardiac massage, he wouldn't be there anymore,” said his savior.

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