AN outstanding act of bravery by two Aqua Jetty lifeguards was recognised this week at the 2015 Royal Life Saving Bravery Awards, hosted at the Government House Ballroom.
Amy Giltrow and David Hain were working when they were alerted that a woman was unconscious in the sauna at the Warnbro facility earlier this year.
The pair removed the woman from the sauna and began CPR when they found her unresponsive.
They performed CPR for nearly 15 minutes before ambulance officers arrived.
Royal Life Saving Society WA chief executive Peter Leaversuch awarded the pair a gold medal and said they showed exceptional courage, empathy and initiative by applying lifesaving skills in an emergency.
“The bravery and commitment of these individuals in saving lives is an excellent example to all Western Australians and deserves our highest recognition,” he said.
“It sends the strongest message possible of the importance of obtaining lifesaving skills. As we approach another summer, I encourage everyone to think about how they might… make a contribution to drowning prevention.
“It may be to improve your own lifesaving skills, to raise awareness among family, friends and workplace, or to help someone in need.”
RLSSWA accepts nominations for the Bravery Awards to identify and reward people in the community who have taken extraordinary actions to save another person’s life.