Teenage lifeguard Liam Roberts who saved a young girl’s life after her heart stopped beating while in a swimming pool has been honoured with an award.
Liam is a lifeguard at Hyde Leisure Pool and while on duty in August he saw the seven-year-old struggling in the water.
He immediately pulled her out of the pool and then gave her CPR until the ambulance crew arrived.
She had gone into cardiac arrest, but thanks to Liam’s quick thinking and the the paramedics she survived.
The ambulance crew were so impressed with Liam that they nominated him for a North West Ambulance Life Saver Award which he received this month.
The award is to recognise individuals and organisations who have dedicated their time to raising awareness of heart health, basic life support and defibrillators.
A love of the water runs in the family with his mum working as a swimming teacher at Active Ashton and his uncle is assistant service manager at Active Hyde.
He explained that his family’s work inspired him to undertake the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, which he did at Active Dukinfield.