CPR saves man's life
From: Easetern Courier
Colin Small's heart stopped pumping blood around his body for 23 minutes.
The Howick resident and his wife were driving home after going for a leisurely Saturday walk at Totara Park when he went into ventricular fibrillation and cardiac arrest.
The father of four has no recollection of his stand-off with death.
His first flicker of a memory is being in the Critical Care Unit at Middlemore Hospital roughly three days later.
"I was kept in a coma, my body was cooled down which is apparently one of the ways to protect the brain. I was woken up 24/36 hours later," he says.
"I kept asking ‘what happened?' I would get told and a few minutes later I would ask again, not remembering I had already asked."
But one thing he knows for sure is that a police officer saved his life.