Surf Life Savers in Cudgen found a man unconscious.
Surf Life Savers in Cudgen found a man unconscious. supplied

Lifesavers save life in Cudgen

SURF Life Savers saved the life of a man who collapsed in front of the Cudgen Headland Surf Life Saving Club Thursday morning.

The man was found in the carpark and was not breathing.

Jan Gielis, Chris Watson and club secretary manager Quinton Hughes performed CPR for several minutes until the man started breathing again.

Nearby builders also helped, positioning one of their tents over the man to protect him and his rescuers from the rain.

Far North Coast Branch Surf Life Saving director of education Brian Lewis said the volunteers had done the club proud.

"The actions of these people reflects the effort and quality of training that our trainers and assessors provide to all our members," Mr Lewis said.

"Chris Watson only obtained his first aid and advanced resuscitation qualifications in June, so it's great to see the training has paid off.

"Good news stories like this really remind surf lifesavers why we are here."



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