Mouth-To-Mouth Saves Koala

By: CBS News, Nick Viviani
By: CBS News, Nick Viviani
Firefighters and wildlife volunteers brought a koala back from the dead in a stunning overnight rescue in Australia.

Koala saved by mouth-to-mouth in Victoria, Australia (CBS)

VICTORIA, Australia (CBS) -- Firefighters and wildlife volunteers brought a koala back from the dead in a stunning overnight rescue in Australia.

Using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, rescuers saved the little marsupial.

The koala was hit by a vehicle two nights ago and sought refuge in a tree. Wildlife Victoria and the CFA checked on him Thursday night and realized he wasn;t in good shape.

When he didn't respond, they began CPR.

Dazed and shaken, the koala finally came around and now goes by Sean - after the fire brigade captain.


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