In his 26 years as a rescue worker, Thailand’s Mana Srivate has performed dozens of resuscitation attempts, but not one of them was on an elephant. Until now.
Mana was called into action while off duty on a road trip late on Sunday, where a baby elephant got badly hit by a motorcycle while crossing a road with a group of wild pachyderms in the eastern province of Chanthaburi.
Somebody recorded his attempt to keep the animal alive. In the video that went viral in the country on Monday, Mana is seen giving two-handed compressions to the small elephant lying on its side as colleagues a few meters away treat a dazed and injured motorcycle rider on the ground.
A viral video shows an off-duty rescue worker in Thailand reviving a baby elephant using CPR
Despite having dealt with dozens of road traffic accidents involving humans, the man said this baby elephant was the only victim he had managed to revive while performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).