Defibrillator to be taken to Brighton auctions after heart attack

Defibrillator to be taken to Brighton auctions after heart attack
Defibrillator to be taken to Brighton auctions after heart attack

One Melbourne real estate agent is taking a defibrillator to auctions after one bidder had a heart attack while attempting to buy a Brighton East unit late last year.

Attendee Tom Friedman was bidding on a Binnie St property for a friend who had been “too anxious” to do so herself, according to reports on realestate.com.au, when he  collapsed.

Dane Costello, real estate agent and a local GP performed CPR on the 65-year-old before an ambulance arrived.

They performed CPR until an ambulance came and took Mr Friedman to hospital, where he remained in an induced coma for a week.

Agency director and auctioneer, Nick Johnstone, said his staff had all had CPR training since.

“We’ve also bought a defibrillator and will be taking it to all our auctions,” he said.

“Auctions are obviously a pretty stressful time for the buyers, sellers and agents.”

"I stopped the auction when Mr Friedman went into cardiac arrest and sold the house to another party later that night."

Mr Friedman’s friend bought another property through the agency soon after.

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Real Estate Agents Brighton East

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