Golf club heroes save life

Golf courses are usually known for groomed greens and back nines, but Black Mountain Golf is now known for something else -- heroes.

The club experienced an unfortunate turn of events, Friday May 27, when an 87-year-old man from Alberta collapsed, apparently suffering a heart attack.

Emergency crews were called, but it was quick thinking by the manager of the club that saved the day.

He ran to the food and beverage area to grab a staff member, who is training to be a registered nurse.

Michelle  Leydier, a server at Black Mountain, was able to resuscitate and stabilize the heart attack victim.

Leydier is in her third year at university.

Black Mountain Golf Club Manger, Eric Thorsteinson says, “We made our way out to the 13th tee box and by the time we arrived he was not responsive and blue in the face.”

Thorsteinson says it was Leydier's training that saved the man.

"She was very calm."

The manager says they have three staff members studying to be nurses.

When paramedics arrived the man was taken to hospital in Kelowna.

He was later flown to Victoria where he remains after triple bypass surgery.

According to members of the club it’s thanks to a well equipped staff that the victim is still alive.

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