- A Boracay tourist has just shared a video of a paddleboarder who almost died
- She lamented that there was no lifeguard nearby and they were just lucky that someone in the area knew how to do CPR
- They eventually saw a lifeguard post, but it was 500 meters away from the place of incident
A Boracay tourist couldn't help but share how a paddleboarder almost died at the island, had it not been for the help of someone who knew CPR.
KAMI learned that the guy was paddleboarding with friends and were initially laughing, all having a great time.
Thereafter, a scream broke out because one of their friends drowned.
According to The Philippines News page, the guy jumped off his board, but his head was struck by the board, rendering him unconscious.
They were able to bring him to the shore but were frustrated because allegedly, there was no lifeguard nearby.
Good thing was that someone at the beach knew CPR and acted on the victim immediately.
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He was resuscitated but the tourist made an earnest appeal to the officials of Boracay to install lifeguards so as to ensure that in the event similar incidents will happen, there would be someone who can readily give a hand.
Here's her post:
"TO PROVINCE OF AKLAN /BORACAY MANAGEMENT,
SANA PO AY MARAMI KAYONG AVAILABLE NA LIFEGUARDS PARA MAAKSYUNAN KAAGAD ANG MGA GANITONG INSIDENTE. KAHIT STRETCHER AY WALA. SINAKAY LAMANG SYA SA UPUAN PARA MABUHAT AT MADALA SA AMBULANSYA. ANG TANGING POST NG LIFEGUARD NA NAKITA NAMIN AY YUNG MALAPIT SA WILLY'S ROCK WHICH IS ABOUT 500 METERS AWAY. KUNG MAY LIFEGUARD MAN, AY MALAMANG HINDI NYA MAKIKITA NA MAY NAAKSIDENTE NA AT KUNG MAKITA MAN AY MATAGAL PA SYA MAKAKARESPONDE DAHIL MALAYO NGA. SANA PO MAY MGA NAKATALAGA NA LIFEGUARDS AT LEAST EVERY 200 METERS. KASI SOBRANG LAYO NG PAGITAN NG MGA POST NG LIFEGUARDS. FROM WILLY'S ROCK ANG SUSUNOD NA POST NA AY SA DMALL NA DAW AYON SA MGA LOKAL NA NAKAUSAP NAMIN. SOBRANG DAMI PO NG TURISTA LALO NA NGAYON PEAK SEASON KAYA OBVIOUSLY HINDI KAKAYANIN NG MGA LIFEGUARDS NA NAKADUTY KUNG MERON MANGYARI NA GANITO. I AM SURE WALA NAMAN MAY GUSTO NA MANGYARI ITO KAYA SANA PO AY MATUGUNAN NYO ITO PARA MAIWASAN ANG MGA GANITONG PANGYAYARI DAHIL MAKAKAAPEKTO RIN ITO SA TOURISM SA INYONG LUGAR. MARAMING SALAMAT PO!
Courtesy of JP Liwag Kabigting "
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