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SURFER’S LIFE SAVED BY OFF-DUTY LIFEGUARD AND PARAMEDIC

A surfer’s life has been saved in extraordinary circumstances south of Newcastle.

The 65-year-old man had returned to shore from a morning surf at Frenchman’s Beach when he collapsed.

Incredibly, an off-duty Lifeguard who was going for a surf saw it happen, and began performing CPR. On top of that, an off-duty paramedic who was also on the beach, began helping.

A second lifeguard rushed from Caves Beach with a defibrillator and the patient was brought back to life.

The man was flown to the John Hunter Hospital on the Westpac Rescue Helicopter where he’s believed to be in a serious but stable condition. He was suffering a laceration to his head after hitting his head on his surfboard ,when he collapsed.

The full story tonight on NBN News.

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Blake Doyle is NBN's Head of News. Prior to that he spent eight years as NBN's Chief Producer. He's worked as a journalist in Newcastle, London and far north Queensland.

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