A woman told first responders she had used their training at Eastbourne 999 to save a choking baby.
More than 999 people were taught CPR by Community Responders and members of South East Coast Ambulance Service at the event last weekend (July 8-9).
According to team leader Richard Bradford, a woman told a responder that, after learning how to deal with a choking baby on the Saturday she put her new skills into use just that evening.
He said, “What was amazing was on the Sunday afternoon a lady approached one of my team to say she had attended the Community Responders display on the Saturday and was shown how to deal with a choking baby – something we try to encourage young parents and grandparents to know.
“Anyway this lady was out at restaurant Saturday evening and was able to save a choking baby.”
Mr Bradford said the first responders are passionate about CPR training, and their Heartstart courses aim to teach simple lifesaving skills for everyone.
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