Two quick-thinking Donegal students have been honoured for saving the life of their classmate at school.
Ruby Hurst (20) and Odhrán O’Neill (19) acted quickly in a life or death situation last year when a fellow student collapsed suddenly after P.E. class.
Thanks to their immediate CPR efforts on that fateful October day, the young person was given a chance to live.
Ruby and Odhrán sprang into action when the emergency occurred and, as Odhrán sped to locate the school’s defibrillator, Ruby began ‘working’ on the student.
Together they worked as a team to perform CPR while they awaited the arrival of the emergency ambulance.
The end result was that they succeeded in keeping the student alive; their early intervention gave the student a chance.
Both Odhrán and Ruby were both duly qualified in CPR after volunteering in a course run by Irish Water Safety in Ballyshannon.
And when the hour of need came, they had the skills to act quickly and safely.
Odhrán and Ruby were both honoured with the Community Safety Award at the inaugural Garda National Youth Awards on Saturday.
The event saw 22 awards presented to over 100 young people aged 13 – 21 in recognition of their contribution to making their communities better places to live.
Odhrán and Ruby were nominated by Principal Jimmy Keogh of Coláiste Cholmcille and highly praised for their decision to sign on for the life-saving CPR course.Tags: