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Boy saves mother's life after learning CPR at school

Tyler receiving his award, with his mother and father. Photo: ITV News Tyne Tees
Tyler demonstrating CPR. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

A boy from Teesside who saved his mother's life after being taught CPR at school says it's a lesson everyone should learn.

Tyler Irish from Thornaby initially said he found the first aid lesson in class 'boring' but just weeks later he had to use the vital skills he'd picked up.

He was able to tell his Dad how to do CPR when his mother collapsed. 12 year old Tyler was given a special award today by his school.

If it wasn't for him doing it then I wouldn't be here. Wouldn't be here at all if it wasn't for him. He's done good.

– Donna Thomas, Tyler's mother

The hospital were saying who had done the CPR and as soon as I told them they said whoever done that has done amazingly cos she was very close. You know...and whoever did it, did well.

– Graeme Irish, Tyler's father