A WOMAN saved her partner from death by giving him CPR – despite not being fully trained in how to perform the life-saving technique.
Carrie Henehan found Mike McNally collapsed and without a heartbeat in their home in Kirkton, Dundee, after he returned from a run.
The 47-year-old was “clinically dead” before Carrie carried out compressions non-stop for eight minutes – breaking three of his ribs in the process.
Following five days in intensive care, Mike is now resting at home with his recovery being described as a “miracle”.
And although she managed to keep oxygen flowing to the brain, Carrie said she had no idea how to perform CPR but was talked through the procedure on the phone by ambulance staff.
Carrie, 42, said: “Basically he went out for a run on the Saturday and came back as normal, cracking jokes.
“He went to jump into the shower and I just heard a thud.
“It didn’t really sound like Mike collapsing but I found him in the hall.
“I phoned an ambulance and started doing CPR. I kept everything flowing, doing CPR for about eight minutes.
“I always thought if I was ever in this position I would freeze but I knew I had to do what I could to save him.”
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