A resident of the Australian city of Frankston, Mick Hussin, decided to spend his vacation in the picturesque city of Byron Bay, which attracts surfers and divers from all over the world.
Before going on vacation, the man was instructed in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), having mastered artificial ventilation of the lungs and chest compressions.
One day, Mick, who was drinking beer near the stream, noticed two dogs that were chasing a small creature.
Coming closer, the man saw that the animals had chosen a kangaroo cub as prey.
Crazed with fear, the animal rushed along the shore, and then jumped into the river and disappeared underwater.
Realizing that the kangaroo would simply drown without outside help, Hassin rushed into the stream and, grabbing the drowning cub by the tail, pulled him ashore.
The animal showed no signs of life, so the Australian began to provide first aid, remembering the previously acquired knowledge.
“To be honest, I don’t know why I had an overwhelming desire to save the little animal. Then I thought that I could spend my free time trying to resuscitate him. After a few minutes of doing CPR, the paws of the kangaroo began to move, he threw up, and he began to return to life,” recalls Mick.
The man made a bag out of several towels, in which he seated the animal, and then called the volunteers.
Soon, volunteers from the rescue service took the cub away, promising to inform its rescuer about the further fate of the animal.
“I have already been informed that the kangaroo was named Lucky, and he weighs 1.6 kg,” the vacationer said, “Over the past few days, volunteers have sent me several photos of the cub, and I must admit that he looks great. At the moment, Lucky is still in a state of shock, so they are not in a hurry to release him into the wild.”
It is worth noting that this was not the first animal rescue operation carried out by Mick.
According to Hassin, 10 years ago he got a puppy out of a puddle.
“When I found the little creature, it fit in the palm of my hand,” Mick says. “But now our pet is unrecognizable – it has turned into a 68-pound Rottweiler.”