In what many are considering a class act, a firefighter from Australia was caught on cam saving a lizard after it drowned in a swimming pool.
In the incredible video, you can see the moment the reptile came back to life after it was found drowning in a swimming pool in New South Wales.
*WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT* with a very happy ending. On Saturday one our off duty firefighters was asked to attend a neighbourhood pool where a drowning had occurred. Upon arriving at the scene a youngster was laying unconscious and not breathing after being found un-responsive in a pool skimmer box by some children after failing to ‘scale’ from the pool. Immediately getting to work the 37 firefighter checked for a response by looking, listening and feeling for life the patient appeared cold blooded. After receiving no response the youngster was turned onto its back and Cardiopulmonary compressions started in an attempt to get a spring in his tail.After more than ten minutes things weren’t looking good for the little fella but soon after an occasional “gasping breath” was noticed. From previous experience our firefighters know this is not the time to stop so CPR was continued. Then miraculously “Lucky” the lizard started to breath on his own. He was quickly rolled back onto his stomach and within half an hour with a little sunshine was back to chasing insects. It also serves as a timely reminder to know your CPR action plan in and around the water as we head towards the end of summer.Another great save by the Gordon crew. Fire and Rescue NSW St John Ambulance Surf Life Saving NSW #preparedforanything Taroonga Zoo #beardeddragon #CPRsaveslives
Posted by Fire and Rescue NSW Station 037 Gordon on Sunday, 2 February 2020
Fire and Rescue NSW Station 037 Gordon shared the video of the incident on their official Facebook page.
The force named the lizard “Lucky” for surviving.
While sharing the video on Facebook, the fire department said, “On Saturday, one our off-duty firefighters was asked to attend a neighbourhood pool where a drowning had occurred. “
They added, “Upon arriving at the scene, a youngster was laying unconscious and not breathing after being found unresponsive in a pool skimmer box by some children after failing to ‘scale’ from the pool.”
According to the fire department, the off-duty firefighter performed CPR to the lizard using one finger for 10 straight minutes.
The kind firefighter’s identity was not shared with the public.
After 10 minutes, the unnamed firefighter noticed the lizard gasping breath.
The fire department said, “Then miraculously “Lucky” the lizard started to breath on his own.”
They added, “He was quickly rolled back onto his stomach and within half an hour with a little sunshine was back to chasing insects.”
Not all heroes wear capes ladies and gentlemen.