A Perth family have tracked down and thanked the mystery teenager who performed life-saving CPR on her brother after he collapsed on a train on Thursday.
Gustavo Berna, 45, rushed onto his Thornlie Line train into town at around 8.30am, running past Alanah Dunstan as he went. The disability attendant, 18, followed Berna moments later into the same carriage.
She had forgotten the holiday and, upon arrival, returned home to an empty office.
Minutes into the ride, Dunstan noticed Berna breathing heavily before falling to the ground. She and others on the train rushed to get him in the recovery position before the group noticed his pulse had stopped.
Dunstan, who trained in first aid, said she had someone call Triple-Zero and another person to alert the train driver.
“I went straight in and started CPR and the time went by so quickly,” she told Radio 6PR.
“We pulled up at Burswood, the next down, the train driver came out and saw me giving CPR in the middle of the island and he ran back into his car and suddenly we were going at breakneck speed back to Perth where the ambulances were meeting us there .”
Berna’s sister-in-law, Nicola Berna, said he had suffered a heart attack and doctors told the family he might not wake up. However, he regained consciousness on Saturday and was transferred from the intensive care unit to the cardiac unit.
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