'I started doing CPR, tried to pull him out' - Local man reveals his final efforts to bring Andrew Symonds back to life

‘I started doing CPR, tried to pull him out’ – Local man reveals his final efforts to bring Andrew Symonds back to life

Andrew Symonds breathed his last on May 14 (Saturday).

Andrew Symonds in Australia
Andrew Symonds in Australia (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australian legend Andrew Symonds breathed his last on May 14 (Saturday) after he met with a tragic accident in Townsville, Australia. However, a local person named Waylon Townson has now revealed that he tried to revive the Australian legend, but was not successful in bringing him back to life.

Similarly, the local police had also said that emergency health services also tried their best to revive Symonds, but they were not successful as the former Australian all-rounder succumbed to his injuries. Despite three days passing by, it is still not clear how Symonds’ car rolled down the embankment.

I did not get much response from Andrew Symonds: Townson

Speaking in an interview with a local Australian media network, Townson said that he kept checking Symonds pulse and tried to give him CPR, but he did not get much response from the all-rounder.
“He was stuck in there, so I tried to pull him out. (I) started doing CPR and checked his pulse but I didn’t get much response from him,” Townson said to Nine Network.

Talking about Symonds’s international career, the 46-year-old played a total of 26 Tests, 198 ODIs, and 14 T20Is from 1998 to 2009. In the longest format of the game, the right-handed batter scored 1462 runs at a decent average of 40.61 and his highest score was 162*. In 50-over format, the 46-year-old batter had amassed 5088 at an average of 39.75 whereas, in T20Is, he stroked 337 runs at an excellent average of 48.14.

Overall in his career, the right-handed batter had stroked 42 half-centuries and eight hundred across all three formats in international cricket. With the ball, Symonds scalped a total of 165 wickets and also had a five-wicket haul under his belt in the 50-over format.

Symonds had a decent run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well, where he represented Deccan Chargers (DC) and the five-time champions Mumbai Indians (MI). Overall, he played 39 matches in IPL and scored 974 runs at an average of 36.07. Symonds had also hit five half-centuries and one hundred in the tournament.