Life-saving student to the rescue

Published: May 23, 2006 | 4218th good news item since 2003

LEVEL-headed Fartown High School student Remone Notman was quick to help when a classmate needed emergency help.

The 15-year-old Huddersfield Army Cadet treated fellow pupil Louise Higson for shock after she collapsed with severe stomach pains.

Year 10 student Remone was on his lunchtime break when he saw a crowd gathered outside a shop on Sheepridge Road, Sheepridge.

He pushed his way to the front, treated Louise for shock and called the emergency services.

But when Louise became unconscious another bystander began trying to resuscitate her.

Remone knew the wrong technique was being followed, so he gave alternative instructions.

Louise regained consciousness and was taken to hospital. She has since made a full recovery.

Remone, who has been an Army Cadet for two-and-a-half years and is a lance corporal, completed a first aid course last year.

He said: “A few years ago I would not have known what to do. Today, because of the life-saving skills I have been taught through the cadet force, I am confident to deal with situations like this.

“I was glad to help a friend.”

Headteacher Steve Britton said: “I am delighted with Remone. This is a good example of how our pupils are more than capable of looking after each other.”

Remone’s sister, Sgt Serena Notman, was the driving force behind Remone joining the Army Cadets.

Their mum and dad, Susan and Julian Notman, of Wiggan Lane, Sheepridge, are also extremely proud.

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