Do you know Antonio? He has also saved a life in a municipal swimming pool!

A five-year-old girl was saved after suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest last Sunday, July 16, at the municipal swimming pool in Roda de Ter.

According to Antonio   (lifeguard and health technician in emergencies), the events happened around three in the afternoon. Apparently, it all happened when the girl suffered a thermodifferential shock caused by the abrupt change in body temperature due to the contrast of heat and cold water, whose effects are popularly associated with the "cut of digestion" (nausea, vomiting, hypotension and in more serious cases, such as the past 16 of July, the cardiac arrest).

According to Antonio, the girl becomes unconscious and goes to the bottom of the pool entering cardiorespiratory arrest. Quickly Antonio rescues the girl from the water and initiates basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) maneuvers "for 15 endless minutes" until the arrival of the emergency health service. The girl has been transferred to the Hospital Sau Pau in Barcelona by helicopter. According to Antonio, the girl recovers favorably.  Thanks to his quick action and the beginning of the CPR maneuvers, we can share this story with a happy ending with all of you.

Once again we see the importance of acting in the first minutes after the cardiac arrest until the arrival of the emergency health service. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation maneuvers are easy to learn and we only need our hands.

Antonio Romera is a follower of our Facebook page Proyecto Salvavidas and from the Proyecto Salvavidas community, we congratulate you Antonio for your heroic and quick acting!

Success stories like yours make us continue to work to spread these lifesaving techniques and the use of the defibrillator in Spain and Latin America.


Thank you very much.


Matias Soria.

Training Department ANEK S3.

SVB courses and defibrillator management.

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