- (Photo: Reuters/Ueslei Marcelino)
A bride's kiss has saved a guest at her wedding, after a young friend collapsed on the floor on the dance floor.
Kylie Cox, 24, of Cornwall, U.K., was dancing with a male friend when the 28 year old guest collapsed on the floor. The bride, a nurse, quickly rushed into action and administered life-saving CPR to stabilize him.
The friend survived and Cox's CPR efforts are now being touted as "the kiss of wife."
The bride has explained after the incident that her quick actions were all down to her training: "Our friend asked me for a dance, but while we were on the dance floor, he complained of feeling faint … I turned round to get him a chair and he collapsed."
She added, "I rushed over and gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation … A bridesmaid, who is also a nurse, did the same and my uncle and another guest joined in to give him chest compression until the ambulance arrived."
New husband Russell, 24, went to the hospital with his new wife. Cox said, "… me and Russell spent the first night of our marriage at the hospital, because we didn't know whether our friend was going to live or die."
She added, "The doctors told us it was a miracle he survived … He only had one drink all day as he was driving. He's still in hospital, but he's going to make a full recovery."
The wedding party did continue with guests trying their best to celebrate with the newlyweds. However, the couple reportedly left their own wedding party at about 8.30 p.m. to rush back to their friend's bedside in hospital to make sure he would be alright.
The couple have since said that they are thinking about re-doing their reception party.