BANGKOK, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Thailand’s Mana Srivate has carried out dozens of resuscitation makes an attempt in his 26 years as a rescue employee, however by no means earlier than on an elephant.
Mana was known as into motion whereas off responsibility on a highway journey late on Sunday, efficiently reviving a child elephant struck by a bike whereas crossing a highway with a gaggle of untamed pachyderms within the japanese province of Chanthaburi.
In a video that went viral on social media in Thailand on Monday, Mana is seen giving two-handed compressions to a small elephant mendacity on its aspect as colleagues a number of meters away deal with a dazed and injured bike rider on the ground.
Both the rider and elephant had been recovering and neither had severe accidents.
“It’s my intuition to save lots of lives, however I used to be fearful the entire time as a result of I can hear the mom and different elephants calling for the child,” Mana instructed Reuters by telephone.
“I assumed the place an elephant coronary heart could be situated based mostly on human concept and a video clip I noticed on-line,” he stated.
“When the child elephant beginning to transfer, I nearly cried.”
The elephant stood up after about 10 minutes and was taken to a different location for therapy, earlier than being returned to the scene of the accident within the hope of being reunited with its mom.
The elephants quickly returned when the mom heard her child calling out, Mana stated.
Despite having handled dozens of highway site visitors accidents involving people, Mana stated the elephant was the one sufferer he had managed to revive whereas performing Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
(Reporting by Jiraporn Kuhakan; Writing by Martin Petty, enhancing by Ed Osmond)
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