This 17-year-old Young Man From Barbados Is A HERO!
On Saturday Dre Browne, a 17-year-old resident of Clapham, St Michael Barbados came to the rescue of a female tourist who had nearly drowned at Browne’s Beach.
Dre Browne was at Browne’s Beach playing in the sand with his Barbados Youth Service (BYS) friends after a long day of community service.
The aspiring fireman was on his way home when he saw a panicked husband by the side of his unconscious wife who had swallowed a large amount of water while diving.
Having been trained in water safety by the Barbados Coast Guard and the BYS, Browne’s instincts quickly kicked in, moving immediately to perform CPR on the woman.
“I just saw her and the instinct just kicked in to help . . . I did what I knew, so I asked him [the husband] if she was okay and ‘can I assist you’, and he said, ‘yes you can’, so I proceeded [to perform] CPR”
“After that . . . one of my friends called the ambulance so I stood by her side until the ambulance came,” the BYS recruit recounted, adding that all the while he was trying to keep the woman calm.