Government officials from the Dubai Municipality honored a Filipino worker for saving a life.
Melchor Guardian, a physiotherapist in the municipality for 10 years, helped a swimmer who accidentally dislocated his knee while swimming in the municipal pool.
“I could see that he had injured his knee (as it had moved out of position), but I wanted to establish that he had not broken it. When I stabilised the knee, I figured that he had only dislocated it.”
He rescued the swimmer and moved the dislocated knee into position while waiting for the ambulance.
“I was told that he was able to walk after receiving basic first-aid in the ambulance.”
Melchor says he was just doing his job.