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Firefighters Name Lizard 'Lucky' After Saving Its Life Using CPR

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Firefighters are true heroes. A lizard in Australia has been named Lucky after an off-duty firefighter revived it with CPR. The reptile was found drowning in a swimming pool in New South Wales by local children.


"On Saturday one our off-duty firefighters was asked to attend a neighborhood pool where a drowning had occurred," Fire and Rescue NSW Station 037 Gordon said.

"Upon arriving at the scene, a youngster was laying unconscious and not breathing after being found unresponsive in a pool skimmer box by some children after failing to 'scale' from the pool."

The firefighter administered CPR to the lizard using one finger for more than 10 minutes, after which it was able to scuttle off.

In the video you see the tiny lizard starts breathing on its own.

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"After more than 10 minutes things weren't looking good for the little fella but, soon after, an occasional 'gasping breath' was noticed," the firefighter said.

"From previous experience our firefighters know this is not the time to stop so CPR was continued. Then, miraculously, 'Lucky' the lizard started to breathe on his own. He was quickly rolled back on to his stomach and within half an hour, with a little sunshine, was back to chasing insects."