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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Eden Marine Rescue volunteer attends to man in distress on land

Marine Rescue NSW Eden, Fleet Officer Kent Farrell used his years of first aid experience to help an elderly man who suffered a medical episode this afternoon.

Farrell was driving to his Marine Rescue NSW shift at the Snug Cove facility when he noticed a man in trouble along Imlay Street just after 1pm Wednesday.

“I saw an elderly guy just suddenly drop to the ground, so I pulled up.

“Some workers nearby saw it as well, they rushed over and helped him.

“We got him into a vehicle and took him to the Marine Rescue training centre where I did some basic first aid.

“He looked in very poor condition, he was very pale, his pulse was weak but rapid and his eyes were quite glazed, he was quite disoriented,” Farrell said.

NSW Ambulance was called for assistance with paramedics assessing the man before transporting him to Bega Hospital.

“I hope the guy is ok but he didn’t look very well,” Farrell said.

“He was in good spirits.

“We’re just lucky we were there to be able to help him when he fell,” he said.

All Marine Rescue NSW boat crews are trained in first aid and advanced resuscitation techniques.

Above: Kent Farrell

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