An 11-year-old Queensland boy with a heart condition was saved by his neighbour when he went into cardiac arrest.
Harry Stewart was exercising at home with his neighbour’s daughter on December 30 when he collapsed and stopped breathing, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Harry was unconscious and had turned blue.
Luckily Harry’s neighbours Keli Martin, a personal trainer, and Sue Spence had recently completed a first aid course.
The pair were able to begin CPR and keep Harry alive while they waited for paramedics.
Ms Martin said she panicked when they realised Harry had passed out.
As he ran up (the hill) I could tell his feet were a bit floppy,’ she said.
‘He just collapsed.’
Harry’s mum, Ali Pratt, said her son had issues with his condition in the past, but nothing as severe as this.
‘He has now been diagnosed with CPPT, a heart condition which impacts the rhythm of electrodes in the heart,’ she said.
Unfortunately the condition is not curable and Harry will have to monitor the amount of strenuous activity he does.