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Teen saves life on last day of first aid course

A SOLIHULL College student found herself saving a young girl’s life on her way to the last day of a first aid training course.

A SOLIHULL College student found herself saving a young girl’s life on her way to the last day of a first aid training course.

Niala Ahmed was travelling to the Blossomfield Road campus on board the No 73 bus when she found herself leaping into action.

In the middle of the journey, the 18-year-old looked out the window and noticed a girl standing outside, choking and turning blue.

“I was really nervous and worried that I would do something wrong, but when I saw the girl turning bright blue and unable to breathe I just tried to remember everything I had learned at College,” said Niala, aged 18.

“I tilted her head back and removed a gobstopper from her mouth, but she was still not breathing. I then gave her CPR for about three minutes until the ambulance arrived.”

When the paramedics were called to the incident, on November 3, they thanked Niala and said she had saved the schoolgirl’s life.

Niala, of Bordesley Green, is currently studying the BTEC National Award in Air Cabin Crew and Aviation Operations, which the three-day first aid course is a compulsory part of.

Tutor Ian Boulton, said: “I can’t tell you enough how proud I am of Niala. She is an outstanding student who acted calmly and confidently in a very difficult situation.”

 

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