The 50-year-old man, who on Sunday afternoon asked for the help of the Debrecen rescuers at the Aquaticum, which recently joined the ranks of the Rescue Service’s Life-Saving Points, fell ill while swimming and drowned. According to the announcement of the National Ambulance Service, several witnesses immediately rushed to the man’s aid, including a doctor on a day off, who examined the patient immediately after the rescue. The man was no longer breathing, so the doctor immediately started CPR while the bathers called an ambulance.
An employee of the spa complex immediately ran to get the recently placed defibrillator, which was used to deliver several shocks until the ambulance arrived. Our comrades continued to fight for the patient’s life at a high level, which the bathing public watched with hope. Thanks to timely chest compressions and early defibrillation, the rescue was ultimately successful and the man was transported to the hospital in stable condition.