Dr Mark Odling holding his most prized possession in front of Northern Suburbs Bowls Club main green.
Dr Mark Odling holding his most prized possession in front of Northern Suburbs Bowls Club main green. Hannah Orr

Miracle on the green: Retired doctor saves bowler's life

A MAN suffering a suspected heart attack during an afternoon game of lawn bowls was lucky to have a retired doctor nearby.

Mark Odling, 81, from Northern Suburbs Bowls Club was alerted to the incident only 30 minutes into the Veteran's Day game at Caboolture Lake Bowls Club.

"We were playing at Caboolture Lakes, and suddenly I was called over to save this chap who'd fainted on the green," Dr Odling said.

"Someone rang 000, and in the meantime, I gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and cardiac massage.

"He was unconscious, but I got his heart started and got him breathing".

Read the full story at the Sunshine Coast Daily

John (Jock) Muir back playing at his home club Ashgrove Bowls Club.
John (Jock) Muir back playing at his home club Ashgrove Bowls Club. Hannah Orr