Hero pump attendant ignores coronavirus to give mouth-to-mouth after customer collapses from heart attack
A petrol station attendant has been praised for giving the kiss of life to a customer suffering from a heart attack despite fears of coronavirus infection.
Hubert Chachuła leapt into life-saving action when he saw the man clutching his chest and in obvious distress at the Lotos petrol station in Wrocław.
He told a colleague to call an ambulance and put the man in the recovery position, but then he noticed that the man was struggling to breathe.
“When he began to lose his breath, I started resuscitation,” said the heroic pump attendant.
“At the time I wasn’t thinking about anything other than the need to save a life.”
Chachuła’s quick thinking and selfless actions saved the man, who had, by the time the ambulance arrived, regained consciousness.
An examination of the man later revealed that he was coronavirus free.
“We want to pay tribute to Mr Chachuła and his exemplary attitude,” said Paweł Jan Majewski, president of the board of Lotos, in a statement published on the firm’s website.
“He is an example of just how dedicated the employees of our petrol stations are to their duty.
“Despite it being a difficult situation his willingness to help, without thinking of himself, saved the day.”
Wojciech Weiss, president of the management board of Lotos Paliwa, said that the company had decided to give Chachuła a special award in recognition of his actions.