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Paramedics save a local life

Paramedics save a local life

Swan Reach father Adrian Galiazzo described his last birthday as a day he "won't forget" after watching paramedics save his son's life following a severe asthma attack. 
Adrian and sons Gabriel, 16 and Giordi, 14, were enjoying a balmy Labour Day evening swim at Lakes Entrance Main Beach when Giordi unexpectedly went into respiratory distress.
"We were about to leave when my youngest son started to experience a tightening of his chest. He'd inhaled some sea water in the surf, and it triggered his asthma," Adrian said. 
Adrian ran back to his car to retrieve Giordi's Ventolin but was unable to find it. As Giordi fought to breathe, Gabriel called Triple Zero (000) and asked for an ambulance.
Within minutes Ambulance Victoria (AV) ALS (Advanced Life Support), Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance (MICA) paramedics and air ambulance arrived at the scene and began treating Giordi as his condition continued to deteriorate. 
A team of half a dozen paramedics worked on Giordi and were preparing to stabilise him to be able to fly him to hospital when he began responding positively to the treatment. 

IMAGE: Swan Reach youngster Giordi Galiazzo thanked MICA Bairnsdale paramedic Mark Fischer, MICA Sale paramedic Glenn Lazzaro, Advanced Life Support Bairnsdale paramedic Alex Borg, Advanced Life Support Bairnsdale paramedic Lisa Le Sage at a reunion at Main Beach last Friday after they saved his life following an asthma attack earlier this year. Advanced Life Support paramedic Lakes Entrance Nitij Singh was absent on day of reunion.

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