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"Give him healing" pleads passer-by as jogger falls

Tense moments on Fuengirola seafront as paramedics work to save the man.
Tense moments on Fuengirola seafront as paramedics work to save the man. / L.M.
  • An Australian resident and a policeman out running were first on the scene and performed first aid and CPR while awaiting paramedics

"You've been like an angel to him", said the paramedic to Kerri, a local Australian woman at the doors to an ambulance yesterday morning. The Australian had just spent an hour helping a man who had collapsed while out running on Fuengirola's seafront at about 10am, falling and hitting his head badly.

First on the scene as well was an off-duty police officer from Cordoba, who was also out running, and the pair worked together for many minutes to keep the man breathing while ambulances arrived

At one point onlookers feared the worst. Kerri stood over the man with her arms open, deep in concentration, urging others to do the same. "Give him healing", she said, explaining that it was a positive energy technique. The unidentified man was taken to the Costa del Sol Hospital where he was believed to be in a coma.