Thai social media is full of praise for one foreign tourist who used cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to help save the life of a 15-year-old Thai boy who collapsed at Wat Tham Sua in Krabi on Sunday.
There was a sea of comments praising the foreigner’s action with some commenting that all tourist attractions should be equipped with first-aid kits, oxygen supply and stretchers.
The Thai teenager who was not named reportedly collapsed around the 1000 step mark of the 1,237 step high staircase to Wat Tham Sua, having seen what happened the foreigner quickly administered first-aid.
With the aid of other tourists and rescue workers the young lad was brought back to ground level over the course of one hour.
The post that was uploaded to Facebook received over 4,000 likes in a matter of hours.
According to reports the young lad suffered from tachycardia also known as an elevated heart rate coupled with a respiratory condition and severe exhaustion which led him to lose consciousness, the unidentified foreigners quick treatment apparently stabilised his condition and medical personnel then transferred him to hospital where he is now recovering.
Source: The Nation
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