Thailand rescue employee Mana Srivate has carried out dozens of resuscitation makes an attempt in his 26 years on the job, however by no means earlier than on an elephant.
Mana was known as into motion whereas off responsibility on a highway journey, treating a child elephant that had been struck by a motorbike whereas crossing a highway with its wild herd within the japanese province of Chanthaburi.
In a video that unfold on social media in Thailand, Mana is seen giving two-handed compressions to a small elephant mendacity on its aspect as colleagues a number of metres away deal with a dazed and injured motorbike rider.
Afterwards, each the rider and elephant have been recovering and neither had severe accidents.
“It’s my intuition to avoid wasting lives, however I used to be nervous the entire time as a result of I can hear the mom and different elephants calling for the infant,” Mana mentioned. “I assumed the place an elephant coronary heart can be positioned primarily based on human concept and a video clip I noticed on-line.
“When the infant elephant beginning to transfer, I nearly cried.”
The elephant stood up after about 10 minutes and was taken to a different location for remedy, 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 mentioned.
Regardless of having handled dozens of highway visitors accidents involving people, Mana mentioned the elephant was the one one in all his CPR recipients that had revived.