Holiday resort wardens save camper's life
PUBLISHED: 08:00 19 July 2011
A HOLIDAYMAKER has praised two wardens at a resort for saving his life after he collapsed.
George Earle was setting up camp at Holiday Resort Unity in Brean when he suffered a huge coronary heart attack, which a doctor saying it was so big, that he had a survival rate of one in 100.
And but for the intervention of resort workers Gail and Reg Moss, who called the ambulance and performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation (CPR) until an ambulance arrived, the 58-year-old said he wouldn’t still be alive.
Mr Earle and his wife Christine, who suffers from lupus and fibromyalgia and is registered as disabled, arrived at the resort from Littlemore in Oxfordshire on July 3 to take part in a motorbike rally in Weston.
As he was hammering in tent pegs for their tent, he suffered the attack. Mrs Earle said: “He was hitting the tent pegs in, and he hit one of his fingers. Then he said he had a bit of heart burn, and then that he’d lost all his vision, before he collapsed.
“I started doing CPR and called for help but as I’m disabled I couldn’t do all of it.”
Having been alerted by another camper, Mr and Mrs Moss ran over to the pair, with Mr Moss calling the ambulance and his wife performing CPR.
After an ambulance arrived, Mr Earle was taken to Weston General Hospital and then flown to Bristol Royal Infirmary before being released after five days.
Mr Earle said: “I can’t remember anything, the whole day is blank. I just want to say thanks to Reg and Gail, I wouldn’t be here without them.”
Mrs Earle added: “The doctors said that with coronaries like that the chances are only one in 100 of survival. We’d just like to say thanks to Reg and Gail, and to the other wardens, paramedics and doctors who treated George, I wouldn’t still have him without them.”
Mrs Moss said: “They had only just arrived, and my husband and I had been cleaning a tent when another gentleman came running over and told us that someone had collapsed – when we got over there he looked in a really bad way, he had gone blue.
“I was just thankful that I was in the right place at the right time to put my training into action and to be able to do it because it’s one thing to be doing it to a dummy, but it’s totally different to be doing it to a person.”