Man recovering after bystanders and police perform CPR in Mascot

The quick actions of two men and two police officers in performing CPR are being credited with saving another man’s life.

About 5pm yesterday (Thursday 2 December 2021), emergency services responded to reports of a man suffering a cardiac arrest on Bourke Road, Mascot.

The 62-year-old man had just finished work and was with several co-workers when he suddenly collapsed.

The man’s co-workers – aged 53 and 47 – immediately commenced CPR. Another co-worker rung Triple Zero.

A nearby business supplied a defibrillator machine to assist.

Officers from South Sydney Police Area Command arrived a short time later where a female constable and a male probationary constable took over in performing CPR until the arrival of NSW Ambulance paramedics.

Paramedics transported the man to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery.

South Sydney Police Area Command, Acting Inspector Sean Lewis said it was a great team effort from all involved.

“The gentlemen was fortunate enough to be with work colleagues who knew CPR and then to have a defibrillator on scene was an added bonus,” said A/Inspector Lewis.

“CPR is physically exhausting, and it was good luck that the police were on scene so soon to take over.”

“This incident just shows how police work is so diverse and is not just about arresting criminals.”

“Fortunately, this has been a very positive outcome.”

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