Hol­i­day he­roes

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

blue board shorts in a big wave that came over.

“It got closer and Madi said it’s a man and John grabbed him and flipped him over and we helped drag him up to the beach and I ran up to get mum and said to ring triple-zero,” he said.

The man bumped into the legs of John, who quickly grabbed the small­est of the chil­dren Chelsea out of the wa­ter so she would not get knocked over.

“John pulled him out of the wa­ter I grabbed his arm to help then ran up to the beach to get the life­guard,” she said.

The three younger fam­ily mem­bers kept calm and helped John carry the man out of the surf. While they were wait­ing for the life­guard and emer­gency ser­vices, two hol­i­day­mak­ers came to help who happened to be a doc­tor and a spe­cial­ist from Swe­den who ad­min­is­tered CPR.

Port Dou­glas am­bu­lance of­fi­cer-in­charge Ian Day has com­mended the Wil­son and Camp­bell fam­i­lies for pulling the man out of the surf and promptly call­ing for help and said the man has a good chance of sur­vival be­cause of their quick-think­ing ac­tions.

Af­ter the life­guards and am­bu­lance of­fi­cers sta­bilised the man, the emer­gency he­li­copter landed on Four Mile Beach and trans­ported the man to Cairns Base Hos­pi­tal.

Young he­roes: Cooper Wil­son, Madi Camp­bell and Chelsea Wil­son

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