Daughter’s near-drowning prompts father’s first aid push

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When Peter Lade’s nine-year-old daughter was pulled from the family spa earlier this year, it was a stroke of luck he had been trained in first aid.

Mahalia survived her near-death experience thanks to her dad knowing what to do.

The terrifying experience prompted Mr Lade to encourage others to learn vital first aid skills – an initiative St John WA was more than happy to support.

A free course was provided after Mr Lade joined up with The Fathering Project, with the event – designed to highlight World First Aid Day on September 10 – captured by 9 News Perth.

Peter Lade and Paul Heatherington.

For the whole month of September St John has slashed 25 per cent off the price of popular first aid courses.

Go to and use the code WorldFA22 to access the discount.

First Aid is a vital skill that can make a huge difference to someone who needs help while waiting for medical attention.

Nobody knows this better than the Lade family.

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