Rescue employee Mana Srivate stated he had carried out dozens of resuscitation makes an attempt throughout his 26 years within the job, however by no means earlier than on an elephant.
The animal was crossing a street in Thailand’s japanese province of Chanthaburi when it was struck by the automobile.
Mr Srivate, who was off responsibility, was on a street journey late on Sunday when he was known as into motion.
Dramatic footage of the incident, which has been broadly circulated on Thai social media, exhibits Mr Srivate is giving two-handed compressions to the injured creature.
In the meantime, his colleagues might be seen treating the dazed and injured motorcyclist just some metres away. The rider didn’t endure critical accidents and is alleged to be recovering nicely.
Explaining how he felt on the time, Mr Srivate stated:“It’s my intuition to avoid wasting lives, however I used to be frightened the entire time as a result of I can hear the mom and different elephants calling for the child.
“I assumed the place an elephant coronary heart could be positioned primarily based on human principle and a video clip I noticed on-line,” he stated.
“When the child elephant began to maneuver, I virtually cried.”
The elephant stood up after about 10 minutes and was taken to a different location for remedy, earlier than being returned to the scene of the accident within the hope of being reunited with its mom.
The elephants quickly returned when the mom heard her child calling out, Mr Mana stated.
Regardless of having handled dozens of street visitors accidents involving people, Mr Mana stated the elephant was the primary sufferer he had managed to revive utilizing CPR.