“You never know when you might need to perform CPR on someone – it could be a friend or family member or, like yesterday, someone you are passing in the street who needs your help.
“Circumstances can change in an instant and having the knowledge and skills to respond until paramedics arrive could save a life.”
Seven News Sydney news director Jason Morrison told 2GB they saw the situation unfold from their Martin Place office.
He said chief of staff Glenn Miller, who has past ambulance experience, ran out of the building with an automated defibrillator.
“[He] smacked the pads on the bloke’s chest, within seconds knew he needed to be resuscitated,” Mr Morrison said.
Emergency services were called to Martin Place at 6.25pm following a concern for welfare report.
A NSW Ambulance spokesman said four crews were dispatched after reports that a man had collapsed in Martin Place.
“Police have been told a 43-year-old man was walking along Martin Place when he collapsed and was assisted by members of the public,” NSW Police said in a statement.
“A 43-year-old woman and two men, aged 40 and 51, gave the man CPR before NSW Ambulance paramedics and officers from Sydney City Police Area Command arrived and provided treatment.”
The Environment and Energy Minister also took on the Treasury portfolio on Tuesday as Dominic Perrottet became the 46th Premier of NSW.
Mr Kean and Mr Perrottet were sworn-in by NSW Governor Margaret Beazley at 2.30pm, alongside Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Minister Stuart Ayres, who was elected as deputy leader of the Liberal Party, and Health Minister and Medical Research Minister Brad Hazzard.
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