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Army July 3, 2014
LS Jayson Tufrey
IN THE middle of a cardiac arrest,
Aussie Rules umpire Mark Sayers
probably would have died if not for the
intervention of spectators, including
trainee medic Pte Cameron Fortune.
Mr Sayers told The Border Mail he
was umpiring a local footy match at
Beechworth, Victoria, on May 29 when
he began to experience chest pains.
Shortly after this he sought medical
attention from a club nurse.
“I was walking off when the Wahgunya
umpire escort asked me if I wanted to get
the club’s nurse,” Mr Sayers said.
“I said ‘yes’ because I felt like absolute
crap. She took me into the Beechworth
medical rooms, and the last thing I
remember was her being on the phone
talking to the ambulance people.”
Pte Fortune, a trainee medic at the
Army School of Health at Latchford
Barracks, was assisting a player who
had received a cut to the head when a
runner came from the field to tell him that
an umpire has having a heart attack.
“When I got to the training room I saw
an umpire on the table being looked at by
the nurse,” he said.
“At that time he had a fit and went
unconscious. I couldn’t find a pulse so I
went straight into chest compressions.
“Somebody alerted a doctor who was
playing netball nearby. She arrived shortly
after to assist.
“Because he had suffered a seizure
we couldn’t open his mouth to check his
airway, which made things hard for us.”
He said working on a real person was
much harder than working on a dummy
but fortunately training kicked in when
“I broke his sternum and he was
turning blue,” Pte Fortune said. “That was
quite haunting. At about the 15-minute
mark, with still no ambulance, I remember
thinking ‘this guy is going to die’. He had
no airway, no pulse, nothing.”
He said at the 20-minute mark the
paramedics arrived and connected Mr
Sayers to their monitoring equipment.
“He was in a state of pulseless
ventricular defibrillation, so the heart
was just quivering and not really doing
anything,” Pte Fortune said.
“The defibrillator brought him around
and he just came back to consciousness –
it was amazing to see.
“It was really good to put our training
into practice. I feel relieved, but more than
anything I am just glad he got to go home
to his wife and kids.
“The main thing to take away from this
is that it doesn’t matter who you are or
what your level of knowledge is, just do
something. The compressions he received
really did save his life.”
CO Army School of Health Lt-Col
Toni Bushby said she couldn’t be more
proud of her trainee.
“This is an indication of the training
and professionalism we come to expect
from our students,” she said.
“Pte Fortune just completed the
emergency care component of the ADF
medical course and was able to put this
into practice in a real-life situation with a
fantastic outcome,” she said.
Mr Sayers, a former North Wangaratta
and Glenrowan footballer, said he was a
“When things like this happen you
just realise you can’t take your life for
granted,” he said.
Mr Sayers spent almost a week in
Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital after a stent
was placed in his artery. Although he
won’t officiate for the rest of the year,
he plans on returning as an umpire next
Trainee medic saves umpire’s life
He had a fit and went
unconscious. I couldn’t find a
pulse so I went straight into
– Pte Cameron Fortune,
at the Army
School of Health,
put his training
into practice at
a local Aussie
when he saved
the life of umpire
(inset) who was
having a heart
Main photo by Capt
photo courtesy The
A NEW research centre
dedicated to building Australia’s
understanding of cyber threats
was launched on June 16.
The University of New South
Wales’ Australian Centre for
Cyber Security will bring together
cyber security researchers
whose work will contribute to
Australia’s national security and
benefit Australian industry and
Research will cover issues
such as cyber ethics, law and
justice, as well as issues that
affect the everyday lives of
people and businesses, such as
computer and network security.
The centre’s work will help
Defence and law enforcement
agencies to protect Australia’s
cyber activity and allow access
to information essential to trade,
prosperity and security.
The centre is based at ADFA
For more information visit
Cyber security research centre launched
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