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Emergency crew revives injured koala 'Sir Chompsalot' using mouth-to-mouth

The poor little critter was hit by a car.

THESE GUYS ARE absolute heroes. An injured koala was revived in Australia after firefighters and wildlife workers administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and a heart massage to the unlucky animal.

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The poor little marsupial just couldn’t catch a break, was hit by a car and later fell from the tree it was hiding in.

Emergency crews were alerted to the distressed koala seeking shelter in the tree on Thursday, but it fell 10 metres toward the ground during a rescue attempt. Luckily, firefighters managed to catch him in a blanket before impact.

The Langwarrin fire captain Sean Curtin told ABC that the emergency responders were quick to act on the koala they nicknamed Sir Chompsalot.

Wildlife Victoria actually performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on the koala and one of the other members was actually pumping the koala’s chest to get some movement in the heart and also get some air into the lungs at the same time.

Luckily, experienced animal resuscitators were on hand, a member of the wildlife team had previously performed CPR on a dog. Sir Chompsalot is recovering well in a nearby animal hospital.

The whole rescue was caught on video and it’s pretty incredible.

ABC News (Australia) / YouTube

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