Off-Duty Rescue Worker Successfully Administers CPR to Baby Elephant Struck by Motorist
Off-duty rescue worker Mana Srivate was on a road trip in the Thai province of Chanthaburi when he was called into action to save the life of an unlikely road accident victim – a baby elephant.
The calf had been struck by a motorbike as it attempted to cross a road with its herd. Srivate performed two-handed compressions until it was able to get back on its feet 10 minutes later.
‘When the baby elephant started to move, I almost cried,’ Srivate said. Neither elephant nor rider suffered serious injuries and the calf was later reunited with its mother.