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7:01am 22nd September 2012

There are fears lives are being put at risk in Cornwall because people do not know the basics of first aid.

A report warns four out of five of us in the southwest would n0t know what to do without help.

Sue Killen is from St John Ambulance:

"Our research shows that up to a 140 thousand people a year die in situations where first aid could have given them a chance to live. That's the same number of people who die each year from cancer and we think that's a really shocking statistic.

She tells Pirate FM a cancer survivor found himself choking in a restaurant:

"His son Karl knew first aid and was able to deliver that to his dad and save his life. Really the message we're trying to get across to people is you really don't want to be in that restaurant with your dad and not know how to save their life"

Photo: Alex Rumford
7:01am 22nd September 2012

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