City Beach: lifeguards revive 82yo beachgoer

City Beach: lifeguards revive 82yo beachgoer

LIFEGUARDS at City Beach performed another major rescue this week after an elderly woman suffered a stroke in the water.

An 82-year-old woman collapsed in the ocean near Clancy’s Restaurant about 11.30am on Wednesday.

Unconscious and not breathing, the woman was brought to the shore by nearby swimmers.

Jordan Haynes-Love, Kate Olver and Mike Matrasek rushed from the lifeguard tower and met the woman before performing CPR.

After a few cycles of CPR, the woman began breathing again but remained unconscious.

She was later transferred to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital by St John’s Ambulance.

Less than three weeks ago, lifeguards brought a 66-year-old woman back to life after she collapsed on the sand at the popular beach.

With the help of a doctor and nurse, lifeguards performed more than 20 rounds of CPR before the woman showed signs of life.

Surf Life Saving WA life saving services contract manager Peter Scott said lifeguards had been kept busy lately.

“We are certainly seeing an increase in beach attendance at City Beach,” Mr Scott said.

“Which means an increase in incidents.

“Swimmers should make themselves aware of the patrolled area and swim between the flags, as it takes lifeguards longer to respond if they’re not.”