British serviceman saves Bahrain woman

Nov

20

2014

A BRITISH soldier has been credited with saving the life of a Bahrain woman injured in a jet ski accident.

Royal Marine medic Corporal Wayne Tomlinson was off duty at Coral Bay in Manama when the incident happened.

He was taking a break from training with the Bahraini military when the woman fell off her jet ski and banged her head.

‘He immediately ran to the water’s edge where he found a woman in her 20s unconscious and motionless having been pulled from the sea by family members,’ the British Embassy said in a statement.

The statement said the serviceman discovered the woman had stopped breathing and her heart had stopped, but she survived after he carried out cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

‘I am just grateful that I was in the right place at the right time,’ said Corporal Tomlinson, who serves with B Company, 40 Commando, and lives in Rossendale, Lancashire.

‘The Royal Marines gave me the training to be able to save lives and I can do that both on the battlefield and in everyday life.’

The serviceman was nominated for the Sun Military Award last year after saving the lives of four Afghan boys following an improvised explosive device blast in Gereshk, Afghanistan.

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