Victorian Student Life Saved

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Students and a school staffer have been hailed heroes after saving the life of a Year 12 student who suffered a heart attack at Melbourne Grammar.

The Herald Sun reported the student went into cardiac arrest in the library of the Domain Road campus just before 11am.

A group of students he was studying with noticed his breathing changed before he collapsed.

One friend, who recalled the instructions on a first aid poster, started CPR.

Within four minutes of the student collapsing, his friends and an IT staffer had used an automatic defibrillator to kick start his heart.

Melbourne Grammar headmaster Roy Kelley said the student had no pre-existing medical condition.

‘I was extremely proud of the way in which the students and the staff responded to what was a very difficult situation,’ he said 

‘The reality is they saved his life.’