Vale Victor Alan Doig

The Surf Life Saving Queensland family would like to offer its sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Victor Alan Doig OAM, SLSA Life Member and pioneer of resuscitation techniques, who passed away on Sunday 19 November.

Alan joined Burleigh Heads Mowbray Park SLSC more than 60 years ago. His contribution to the area of Expired Air Resuscitation (EAR) was instrumental in bringing expired air and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques to the world. Alan was one of four participants anaesthetised, rendered unconscious and revived to demonstrate EAR back in 1961.

His work not only helped lifesaving organisations develop better methods of resuscitation, but has also helped humanity reduce the mortality rate resulting from drowning and the many other threats to life.

Alan’s funeral will be held next Monday 27 November at 10.30am at Regina Caeli Coorparoo. In lieu of flowers, he wished that donations be made to SLSQ.

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