Officers from the Torrox Policía Local managed to save the life of a Danish woman after she suffered a heart attack at home last Sunday morning.
The 65-year-old woman, who resides alone in the El Peñoncillo area of Torrox, managed to make herself heard by a neighbour when she called for help. This neighbour immediately phoned the 112 emergency number – it was around 10.50h.
Two municipal policemen, Alejandro Ortiz and Eloy Román, were first at the scene on Calle Chorrillo del Agua and were met with no response when they called urgently at the door. They managed to gain access, however, via the neighbours balcony/terrace.
Once inside, they found Mrs K.V. lying on the floor, unconscious – she was not breathing and had no pulse. They immediately took turns at applying CPR procedure and kept it up until the ambulance arrived with a doctor from the A&E at the Hospital Comarcal de la Axarquía. The doctor finally managed to reestablish her breathing and heartbeat, at which point she was rushed to the said hospital.
It was in 2018 that Officer Ortiz was involved in a similar incident when he and his colleague applied CPR to an 81-year-old British resident who had suffered a heart attack out on the street.
Editorial comment: we tend to be a bit dismissive of the municipal police forces, compared to the Guardia Civil, for example, but it is situations like this where they should earn our respect.
(News: Torrox, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)