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CFA members help save life of Shepparton man

By: CFA News

Category: People

  4.29 PM 21 March, 2017


Location: District 22 News

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CFA members helped save the life of a Shepparton man following a serious assault outside his home on Thursday, 18 June 2015. 

Trevor McNair returned to his Shepparton home just before midnight from an evening at his friend’s house when he confronted three burglars who had broken into his home and chased them outside.

CFA members Michael Masters, Phil Freestone, Tim Hunter and Ian Paydon were in the area returning from a late night call-out when they spotted Trevor surrounded by three men.

Sensing something wasn’t right the crew turned the truck around and went to see what was going on, where they found Trevor lying seriously injured in the middle of the road.

CFA Senior Station Officer Michael Masters said when they arrived at the scene Trevor was in a bad way.

“There was a fair amount of blood,” he said.

“He had taken quite a significant number of kicks to the head. We actually didn’t think he was going to survive. We fully expected his condition to deteriorate due to the number of kicks he had to the head.”

The crew alerted emergency services and cared for him until the ambulance and police arrived.

Trevor credits the actions of the crew for saving his life and recently visited the Shepparton Fire Station to personally thank the crew for their assistance.

Trevor told the Shepparton News: “They just wouldn’t stop kicking me in the head. I reckon I would have died. I reckon you guys saved my life, I really do.”

Michael said he had seen Trevor a few times since.

“A little while ago we saw him sitting outside his house so we pulled up and had a chat. We were so happy to see him alive and well,” he said.

“One of the things with emergency services is we don’t often get that link, that connection back to people to see how they are going with their lives.”

Last Updated: 23 March 2017