It was a peaceful day in Gloucester. Richard was working out in his home gym. His daughter Scarlett and her friend were hanging out in the living room.
But when Richard became unresponsive and stopped breathing, Scarlett used the first aid skills her dad had taught her to save his life.
“I complained to Scarlett about feeling ill. She offered to fetch me a glass of water so I went upstairs to lie down,” Richard said.
“When she returned, I’d collapsed on the bed and I wasn’t breathing. She said my face had turned blue.”
Luckily, Richard and his wife are both paramedics. They knew the importance of first aid and taught Scarlett how to do chest compressions when she was young.
“Scarlett began by moving me off the bed and tilting my head back to clear my airway.
“After looking, listening and feeling for breath, she called 999. An operator helped her by counting out a rhythm for her to perform chest compressions.