Workers hailed as Heroes

Issued Wednesday 14 June 2017

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David Coates (pictured) and Jordan Sutherland from Council's City Presentation team were able to help Ms Thomas.

Two of the City of Casey's own maintenance workers have been hailed heroes after they helped save a woman's life earlier this year.

On Wednesday 15 February, David Coates and Jordan Sutherland from Council's City Presentation team were out on the road when the pair noticed a car parked 'awkwardly' along Pound Road in Hampton Park.

"We drove past then did a u-turn and came back, and the driver was having an aneurysm," Mr Coates said.

This morning (Wednesday) the driver, Lesley Thomas, phoned radio station 3AW in an effort to track down the two Casey workers who she said were 'lovely guys.' After she described the incident, another listener phoned to say he knew about the emergency and the people involved.

Ms Thomas told host Neil Mitchell that medics said 'if it wasn't for those two guys you probably wouldn't be here.'

Mr Coates later went on air and has since tried to call Ms Thomas but said her phone was engaged.

Ms Thomas said she felt a 'horrific' pain in her head and said both Mr Coates and Mr Sutherland helped her and rang triple zero - actions which evidently saved her life.

Ms Thomas told 3AW that "with all the bad things happening in the world at the moment it's just nice to know there are some really good people out there."