GOING viral on Thai social media this morning (Feb. 26) are photos of foreign tourists saving the life of a Thai teenage boy who fainted and his pulse rate weakened as he was climbing up to the Tiger Cave Temple in southern coastal province of Krabi, Sanook.com reported.
The 15-year-old Thai teenager very suddenly got short of breath and fainted through a congenital disease, with his pulse rate also weakening, on the 1,000th step of the over 1,200 steps going up to this temple.
Foreign tourists near the ailing youngster quickly gave him CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) until his pulse rate returned to normal, and called for an ambulance and rescuers to bring up an oxygen tank and medical equipment to help him.
Rescuers took over an hour to bring to youth down the hill with the help of both Thais and foreign tourists, and he has now reached the doctors and is in safe condition.
Top, in-text and below: Foreign tourists, rescuers and Thais help save the life of a Thai teenager and carry him down the Tiger Cave Temple hill. Photos: Sanook.com