A man in a wheelchair saved the life of an able-bodied person in cardiac arrest. A heroic gesture and an extraordinary rescue.
Not all heroes wear capes!
A disabled man recently saved the life of a victim of cardiac arrest by jumping out of his wheelchair .
A heroic gesture, which occurred on the evening of Friday May 24 in Lyon (Rhône).
He saves the life of a man, victim of cardiac arrest, by jumping from his wheelchair
Olivier Plattard was returning home when he saw the inert body of a man, report our colleagues from BFM TV who collected his testimony.
“I was about to go home, I was at the Garibaldi metro. By the way, I saw a person who was lying on the ground, ”says the hero of the day at the microphone of the continuous news channel.
Neither one nor two, this forties, who suffers from a severe disability, crossed the street to help this poor young man, aged 24.
“ I pinched his hand and saw no reaction. I saw that his heart was not beating, I attacked directly by diving from my armchair and I started cardiac massage , ”says Olivier Plattard.
The latter also deplores the inaction, even the indifference of the many onlookers who attended the scene.
«A lot of people passed by, no one reported, no one asked me if I needed help,» he explains, referring in particular to the case of a group of young people who were completely indifferent despite the urgency of the situation.
“I asked them what the person on the ground was doing, they told me that she was not moving. I asked them what they were planning to do, they told me ‘nothing’”, explains the rescuer.
«I was alone in the world in the third city of France at 10:30 p.m. and I find it deeply shocking,» he complains, while modestly recalling that he simply acted » as a citizen «. His gesture in any case allowed the victim to be resuscitated. Supported in stride by the Samu, it would still be in critical condition at the present time.
As for Olivier Placard, in a wheelchair since 2016, he would like training in first aid gestures (which he has mastered since 2014) » to be compulsory, free and open to all, including people with disabilities «.