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Asda worker saves shopper's life by humming Bee Gees song for 23 minutes straight

An Asda employee has been praised for saving a shopper's life by humming a popular 80s song for 23 minutes straight.

Gayle, who works at the Rossington store in South Yorks., saved Nigel's life when he had a cardiac arrest and stopped breathing.

Thanks to her quick thinking and CPR knowledge, she used the beat of the Bee Gees song "Staying Alive" to perform life-saving compressions for 23 minutes, ManchesterEveningNews reports.

In a message to shoppers, ASDA wrote: "Gayle from our Rossington store used the beat of Stayin' Alive by the Bee Gees to perform lifesaving CPR for 23 minutes when regular customer Nigel had a cardiac arrest and stopped breathing while out shopping with his wife Vicki.

"When Nigel collapsed by the checkouts, Gayle rushed over to help while a customer called 999."

Asda told customer's about their employee's quick-thinking to help save Nigel (Manchester Evening News)

Nigel, 54, returned to the store to thank Gayle after he got out of the hospital.

He told Asda: "Gayle has given me a second chance; she saved my life. There is no thank you big enough to say to her.

"She just jumped in and did what she had to do to save my life before the ambulance crews got there.

"Some people may have panicked but not Gayle. She went above and beyond. I will be eternally grateful to her."

Asda said that more than 600 of their stores have a defibrillator, and Gayle used her store's one to monitor Nigel's heart.

Gayle told Asda: "The defibrillator kept analysing his heart rhythms and continued to tell me to keep doing CPR and then it said shock required so we stood back and then continued CPR. At this point, he still wasn't breathing.

Many praised the employee for springing into action (Derby Telegraph)

"We carried on, really determined, and then there was a lady there who was a carer who jumped in for me at the very end and did three or four compressions, and he started to take gasps for air.

"There was just sheer relief when he started to breathe again, and the paramedics arrived at that point."

Thousands have praised Gayle for saving Nigel's life.

Responding to Asda's message, one said: "Well done Gayle So many people would panic and not know what to do.

"So good to know how to carry out CPR and use a defibrillator. It is lifesaving, literally. So pleased Nigel has recovered."

Another wrote: "Well done Gayle. More people need to know how to administer CPR, thankfully you did."

One added: "23mins is a superhuman amount of time to do CPR, that’s incredible, well done."

One said: "Well done More people need to learn how to do CPR and how to use a Defibrillator."

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