TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A teenager surnamed Yang (楊) knelt on a scorching hot road in Changhua County's Lukang Township on Monday (July 13) to perform CPR on a woman suspected of having a heart attack while paramedics were still en route to the scene.
Soong Ming-zhe (宋明哲), a member of the Changhua County Fire Bureau's Puyan Branch, told media on Tuesday that the branch had responded to a call on Monday afternoon that a woman surnamed Cheng (鄭) appeared to be having a heart attack in front of a house on Yongning Street, per CNA.
The firefighter said that when the paramedics arrived, they found that a teenager was performing CPR. The paramedics immediately took over the first aid from Yang and then called for an ambulance, which arrived in time to save Cheng's life.
According to Soong, Yang had recently graduated from junior high school. Last year, the young man's father died after fainting, and no one present could perform CPR; this year, his own initiative may have saved the distressed Cheng.
The firefighter added that to perform CPR, Yang had to kneel on the searing concrete, which burned the skin on his knees. Yang was very happy to learn he may have saved a life.