Firefighters give mouth-to-mouth emergency aid to koala named Sir Chompsalot

Sir Chompsalot had a rough day.

Sir Chompsalot had a rough day. Photo: ABC

In Melbourne, Australia, emergency crews received a call Thursday night about an injured koala in a tree, who dropped about 10 meters to the ground. Firefighters at the site caught him in a blanket as he fell some 10 meters to the ground. The Country Fire Authority named him Sir Chompsalot.

From ABC News:

Langwarrin fire brigade captain Sean Curtin said fire crews and wildlife authorities quickly got to reviving 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," he said. "We put it on O2 oxygen therapy to assist in getting some oxygen into the blood flow of the koala."

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