Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Mouth-to-Mouth Saviour; Lucky Little Lucy the Lamb Lives

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Mouth-to-Mouth Saviour; Lucky Little Lucy the Lamb Lives

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EMMA REID

JOURNALIST

emma.reid@news-mail.com.au

QUICK thinking and a little bit of shee-PR saved the life of little Lucy the lamb on Tuesday.

The woollen fluffball's mother had complications during labour and Lucy was stillborn with no heart beat and not breathing.

That is when Toni Simmons stepped in to assist.

"I was watching mum - you don't want to interfere too much - and she wasn't progressing and the lamb was stuck," Toni said.

"I went up and after a bit of pushing and pulling we had a little lamb."

Toni said she wasn't moving, concerning given lambs normally stand soon after birth.

"She was lifeless, just gone," she said.

"My mum was standing behind me and said 'quick, just do some thing'."

So Toni took matters into her own hands, or mouth to be precise.

And with a little bit of chest pumping and mouth-to-mouth Toni was able to resuscitate the newborn.

"I've never had to do anything like it before, but at that moment you would do anything to help," she said. …

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