Fire crew saves man who has heart attack in flood-bound Coraki

ABOVE: Aerial view of Coraki flooded and only accessible by boat. Photo: Contributed

A Fire and Rescue NSW crew saved the life of man who had a heart attack in Coraki at 7.30am yesterday, March 4.

Coraki remains cut off by floodwaters and the crew was on duty at the Coraki Fire Station in Adams Street just after 7.30 this morning when a person ran towards the station, yelling for help.

The firefighters grabbed a medical kit and rushed a few doors down where they found a 60-year-old man unconscious and no longer breathing.

A local nurse was already there trying to resuscitate the man when the fire crew took over, administering CPR and two shocks from a defibrillator.

A local doctor who was at the town’s evacuation centre came to assist.

The man regained consciousness and was airlifted by helicopter to Gold Coast Hospital.

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