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Calls For Cornish Children To Get Lessons In Life Saving

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3:06pm 25th March 2013

A Truro man backs calls for emergency lifesaving to be taught in Cornish schools saying he would be dead without it.

Mike Ridge had a heart attack at Carn Brea leisure centre after playing badminton.

Staff managed to revive him thanks to their CPR training.

It comes as health experts and teachers lobby for emergency skills to be added to the national curriculum.

The ex-teacher says knowing to take fast action is vital: "It is the first five minutes which are so critical and if people didn't know what to do it would have been too late to make any worthwhile saving of my life, because I could have been saved but I might have had brain damage or something else. So, it's that ability - that know how.

"It's not like a disease or illness where you get a warning. If you suddenly have a cardiac arrest you're entirely dependent on the people around you and unfortunately children do sometimes see people suffer heart attacks and it's essential schools have the wherewithal to deal with them."

Shannon is in year eight at Penair in Truro where they have already had some lessons: "Well, I had to call and talk to a paramedic. I didn't know what to say and the phone call was really long. I think it's quite a good age to start knowing this. Most of people our age go out more, so it's a good age."

Fellow pupil Jessica said: "If it was real life I'd be a little bit nervous, but I would try my best. I would try it and if there wasn't anybody to help then I would just have to carry on and if I didn't have a mobile I would just keep going."

3:06pm 25th March 2013

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