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Scarborough teen saves fellow basketballer's life in US using CPR

Natalie Croxon
Updated October 30 2023 - 8:56pm, first published 5:15pm
James Downie, second from left, with the fellow basketballer whose life he saved, DJ; DJ's mother and grandmother; and Polish scholarship student Szymon, who also tried to resuscitate DJ. Picture supplied
James Downie, second from left, with the fellow basketballer whose life he saved, DJ; DJ's mother and grandmother; and Polish scholarship student Szymon, who also tried to resuscitate DJ. Picture supplied

Scarborough parents Kane and Monica Downie were proud when their son James won a basketball scholarship in the US, but that pride has only grown knowing their boy has saved another young man's life.

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Natalie Croxon

Natalie Croxon

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Reporter at the Illawarra Mercury, mostly covering social affairs. Previously of the Bendigo Advertiser, Northern Daily Leader and Quirindi Advocate. Our Watch award winner.

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