‘Learn about first aid’

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page -

A DAD who saved his baby son’s life us­ing newly ac­quired first aid skills is urg­ing oth­ers to learn.

Alec Brown, 29, put the skills he had learned into ac­tion when his eight-month-old son Ruar­idh sud­denly stopped breath­ing as he sat in his high chair ready for lunch at the fam­ily’s home on Mull.

Hav­ing called an am­bu­lance he car­ried out CPR and af­ter a brief time his son was sick and started to cry.The in­ci­dent this month came weeks af­ter Mr Brown at­tended first aid train­ing in Oban.

Mr Brown said: “I can’t rec­om­mend strongly enough that peo­ple take the time to learn how to do even ba­sic first aid.”

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