Coastguards to receive award –

Coastguards to receive award Published:  22 September, 2004

TWO members of the Coastguard team at Hillhead are to receive a commendation from the chief coastguard for their efficiency in saving the life of an elderly woman.

On 20th March this year, the pair came across an elderly lady laying on the public footpath in Privett

Road, Gosport, during a routine patrol, according to a Maritime and Coastguard Agency statement.

The lady had been blown over by very strong winds and was in and out

of consciousness and then went into cardiac arrest and showed no

signs of life. Hillhead Deputy Station Officer, Ian Bishop and

Coastguard Bob Smith quickly initiated full cardio pulmonary

resuscitation, including breathing for the casualty.

The lady was taken to hospital by ambulance and was sitting up in bed

later that day, the statement said.

The duo will receive the Chief Coastguard’s Commendation for their

meritorious service at 19.30 for 20.00hrs on 22nd September at Solent

MRSC, 44A Marine Parade West, Lee On Solent, Hants, PO13 9NR.

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