Will Parker, a qualified lifeguard, and Amy Owens, a health and fitness coach, were on their commutes to and from work in Worcester when their lifesaving training was called upon.

Will, who holds the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and works as a lifeguard at David Lloyd Worcester, said: “The situation started with me on my way to work. I was scrolling through TikTok when I looked up to see a man go flying and land on the road. At that point, my instincts just kicked in, and I ran over and did what I could to help.”

The man had left a nearby pub and was reportedly involved in a collision with a car.

Thankfully, Will’s colleague Amy Owens (who is Emergency Response Pool (ER-Pool) trained), was on her way home from work and rushed to the scene. Will and Amy supported and monitored the casualty to make sure he remained stable whilst they waited for paramedics to arrive, they both worked to keep friends and family calm to not worsen the situation.

Amy said: “After watching the incident happen, I'm glad that Will and I were both there and were able to help the casualty and his family as much as possible. It's completely different using your training for real!"

Police and paramedics arrived on the scene, and the man was transported to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further assessment.

Amy and Will’s quick thinking ensured the casualty was well looked after until the emergency services arrived.

If you’re interested in acquiring invaluable lifesaving skills by becoming a lifeguard, there are currently over 350 lifeguard courses scheduled to take place across the country in June and July. Find a lifeguard course near you and #BeALifesaver.

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is a fantastic springboard for a range of careers, from the emergency services to the military as well as the leisure sector. #IStartedAsALifeguard