Police officers turn lifesavers
THREE police are being called lifesavers after performing CPR on a seriously ill member of the public.
About 11.30am yesterday, a 43-year-old woman was appearing in Tweed Heads Local Court regarding an appeal matter.
While in the court room, the woman experienced medical difficulties and collapsed.
Senior Constables Paula Johnston and Cassandra Bargh, who are attached to Tweed/Byron Local Area Command, along with Police prosecutor, Sergeant Bob Hanzic, performed CPR on the woman until the arrival of ambulance paramedics.
The woman was taken to the Tweed Hospital for further medical treatment after a heart attack, and is now in a stable condition.
Tweed/Byron Local Area Commander Acting Superintendent Owen King said he had received advice from the paramedics that the actions of the officers were instrumental in allowing medical teams to get the woman to hospital.