A student from Swindon College bravely helped rescue an elderly lady from her trapped car and put his quick thinking down to what he has learnt on his course.
18 year old Nathan Noble, who is studying Public Services Level 3, witnessed an accident near Faringdon, where an elderly lady had gone off the road in her car and the vehicle had landed in a ditch.
After seeing that the passenger was trapped in the car and suspended in the air, Nathan got his first aid kit from his boot and ran to the scene.
Nathan said “I jumped onto the car and pried the door open and kept it like that. I took out my penknife and cut the seatbelt off that was strangling her. I kept the door open so she had air and I waited for the police and fire service to arrive.
“Everyone, including the college, have said I did a good job! Before I started my course at Swindon College, I wouldn’t have had the confidence to do something like that.”
Lecturer in Public Services and Learning Coach, Dawn Greenberg, said: “Here at the college, we are so proud of Nathan. He put his skills to amazing use and proved how doing a course like Public Services can be a real life-saver!”
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