Roads and Maritime Services is proud to celebrate the quick thinking and action of the southern asphalt crew credited with saving the life of a member of the public last week.
Director Regional Maintenance John Dinan said for the second time in as many years, the southern asphalt crew saved a gentleman from a heart attack in the early hours of yesterday morning.
“Richard McGee, Shayne Palmer and Danny Swain responded to a call for help from the hotel room next door in Ulladulla,” Mr Dinan said.
“Using their first aid skills they were able to revive the man, perform CPR and keep him alive until paramedics arrived.
“The man was airlifted to Wollongong Hospital in a critical condition. The team checked in and the gentleman is okay.
“It’s a proud moment for these men and Roads and Maritime.”
“This is the second time the southern asphalt crew have been in the right place at the right time, having saved a heart attack victim on Mt Ousley two years ago,” Mr Dinan said.
“Look out for the southern crew currently completing asphalt resurfacing work on the Princes Highway, they may just save another life one day.”