A grandmother has been reunited with the ‘angel’ who saved her life after she collapsed while walking her dog.
Caroline Halliday was out near Redruth in Cornwall with her husband last November when she stopped breathing.
Evangeline, whose name means ‘angel’, saw Caroline fall face-down as she was passing by in her car and came to her rescue.
Her mum, Mandy, called 999 and Evangeline gave her lifesaving CPR, which she had learned on a recent training course.
During a special meet-up at the Eden Project on Wednesday 16 October, Caroline thanked Evangeline, Mandy and the team from South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) and Cornwall Air Ambulance who saved her life.
Caroline said: “Without all these people, I wouldn’t have survived. I’m so grateful to everyone. Please do learn CPR and don’t leave it to others. You never know when you might need to do it on someone.”
Evangeline was on her way to a supermarket with her mum and her sister Etienne when the emergency happened.
She said: “We saw her fall down and pulled over. Her eyes were rolled back, and there was blood coming out of her mouth. She was making weird noises, and then she stopped breathing. I started CPR and we didn’t stop until the ambulance arrived. We thought Caroline had died until we went to see her husband a couple of days later. He told me I’d saved her life. If it happened again I wouldn’t think twice about helping. At least you’re giving them a chance.” Find out more here.