A junior rower from the Isle of Ely Rowing Club has been honoured with a Royal Humane Society Resuscitation Award after his quick and composed thinking helped save a man's life.

Dominic Jones and his father were walking towards the rowing club when they encountered a man on the ground with another man kneeling next to his head.

When Dominic and his father approached, it became obvious that it was more serious than a fall, as the man was lifeless, with his eyes open, unblinking.

Dominic reminded his dad that he was first-aid trained and acted quickly to administer CPR and help resuscitate the stranger alongside the paramedics in an incredible life-saving act.

Dominic was honoured with a prize from the Royal Humane Society over the weekend, and Stephen Worley, the honorary rowing safety advisor for British Rowing, in his speech said: "The Royal Humane Society is a charity that grants awards for acts of bravery in the saving of human life and also for the restoration of life by resuscitation.

Cambs Times: Dominic's family and friends gathered to support him as he received his resuscitation certificate.Dominic's family and friends gathered to support him as he received his resuscitation certificate. (Image: Isle of Ely Rowing Club)

"The Society also recognises people who have contributed to the saving or attempted saving of life, though they may not have put their own life at risk.

"Dominic should be congratulated for his prompt and effective action."

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Two ladies were also at the scene of the incident, and one was on hand to phone the emergency services.

Dominic had calmly explained to everyone he had first-aid training and completed the initial checks.

Undeterred by no signs of life, he repositioned the man and started CPR.

The lady on the phone explained what was happening, put it on speaker, and the emergency operator started counting.

Dominic's timings were correct, and the operator then asked Dominic to count out aloud before the ambulance arrived and the Paramedics took over.

The ambulance defibrillator was deployed, and the man had a shockable Ventricular Fibrillation (VF) rhythm.

A First Responder, also a member of the rowing club, worked with the ambulance technicians and achieved a return of circulation and unassisted breathing.

The man remained stable when moved to the ambulance, and it is understood, according to the rowing club, that he was to be transferred to hospital and has recovered.