Man revived after brush with death

TALIA SHADWELL
Last updated 15:23 19/02/2014

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Quick-thinking life guards at a Porirua pool managed to bring a dead man back to life this morning after he was found floating face down in the water.

A man aged in his 70s is in Wellington Hospital a brush with death this morning.

A hospital spokeswoman said the man is currently in the Intensive Care Unit and remains in a serious condition.

Life guards at the Aquatic Centre attached to Te Rauparaha arena in Porirua found the man floating face-down in the main pool at around 10am.

They rescued him from the water and checked his vital signs but found he was already dead, Wellington Free Ambulance spokesman Daniel Paul said. 

The ambulance was called while the lifeguards performed CPR on the lifeless man. 

They managed to restore the man's pulse and he was picked up by ambulance who hooked into breathing support and rushed him to hospital.

The life guards had managed to revive the man to life thanks to their CPR efforts, Mr Paul said.

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