Rex Purchase from Dorset
I became a fully qualified Cadet in
July 1947. As a volunteer, I have dealt with two infants
at the first aid hut on Weymouth beach in separate choking
I also assisted at Weymouth Carnival, helping
resuscitate an elderly gentleman following a cardiac
arrest. He died the following day in hospital but his
family were able to spend precious hours with him which would,
otherwise have been denied them.
I have assisted, or been first on the scene, at several road
accidents, including one involving a young woman
motorcyclist who was seriously injured from bridge
railings. When I got to work I realised that the young
woman was a colleague whom I had not recognised due to her serious
Miraculously, the young woman survived.