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Police first aid skills put to the test

The first aid skills of Dunedin police proved invaluable this morning, after a 44 year old woman collapsed on Cumberland Street.

Police were first on the scene at the 8.30am incident, and officers stepped in to perform CPR.

That job was taken over by ambulance officers when they arrived, and the woman was taken to Dunedin Hospital.

Police say performing life-saving first aid is a common requirement for officers, who often arrive first at any incident.

They are fully trained in first aid, including the use of defibrillators.