A Scottish first aid volunteer has adapted his life-saving skills to save his pet Labrador’s life when she nearly drowned in a fast-flowing stream.

Norman Milne, a St Andrew’s First Aid volunteer, adapted his CPR skills to treat his pet, Goldie, after she stopped breathing following the accident on Scotland’s far northeast coast.

The Golden Labrador fell into the water and was swept away by the current while Milne and his family were on holiday at a caravan park in Banff in June.

The dog could not get out of the water due to the steep slippery sides and speed of the flow, but was finally pulled out by Milne’s nephew.

She was then wrapped up in towels and duvets to warm her up but Milne noticed she had stopped breathing.

He then adapted his CPR skills by closing her mouth tightly and blowing hard into her nose while performing chest compressions until she recovered.

Milne, from Ayrshire, said the family is grateful that Goldie is back home and recovering from her ordeal, with incidents like theirs showing the value of being first aid trained and how adaptable the skills can be.



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