A pair of quick-thinking schoolgirls are making the headlines today...after saving a pensioner’s life while doing their paper round.
Kara Whittaker and Megan Barr, both 11, were delivering newspapers in the Ralston area of Paisley after school when they came across an elderly woman who had taken ill.
The girls spotted the OAP clutching her chest as she held on to railings and they rushed over to ask if she needed help.
When the pensioner was unable toanswer, they decided to phone for an ambulance.
Best friends Kara and Megan, who are pupils at Ralston Primary, then waited with the woman until the ambulance arrived.
And they were stunned when paramedics told them they had saved her life.
Gail Copland, headteacher at Ralston Primary, is full of praise for Kara and Megan.
She told the Paisley Daily Express: “They are two of the quietest wee girls in the school but are obviously very sensible.
“When they noticed the lady holding on to the railings, she was clutching her chest and couldn’t speak.
“She was clearly very unwell.
“Kara used her mobile phone to call for an ambulance and she was able to tell them where they were and what the problem was.
“They waited with the lady until the ambulance arrived and, when the paramedics got there, they told them they’d saved the woman’s life.”
Kara and Megan are now being hailed as heroes after Mrs Copland told a school assembly about their lifesaving exploits.
“We encourage the children to celebrate their achievements and celebrate what other people do,” said Mrs Copland.
“Kara and Megan came into my office to tell me what happened and, when we had our assembly the following day, we told their story to the rest of the pupils.
“I think they’re an absolute credit to their families and the school. They showed courage and a great deal of common sense when someone was in real need.”
● Are you the OAP who was saved by Kara and Megan or do you know who she is? If so, call Alison Rennie in the Express newsroom on 0141 309 3534.