A married couple were the recipients of a St. John Ambulance life-saving award this past week for saving a man’s life in Musgravetown on Christmas day last year.
Trevor and Giselle Young were presented with the silver award from St. John Ambulance on May 23, in St. John’s.
During Christmas dinner a family member began to choke, resulting in the couple using CPR for unconscious choking to save the man’s life.
“Everyone pushed away from the table instantly while yelling “he’s choking, he’s choking, call for help!’” reads the citation for Giselle and Trevor’s award.
Giselle first approached the casualty and immediately started abdominal thrusts while another family member called the local fire department for help.
After several family members tried the abdominal thrust, the casualty started to pass out, was turning blue and becoming lifeless.
But Giselle and Trevor refused to give up hope.
They began administering CPR for unconscious choking and managed to dislodge the piece of food that was stuck in the casualty’s throat.
The man was then transported to hospital where he made a full recovery.
St. John Ambulance commended Giselle and Trevor for their bravery and ability to work together to save a life.