Family thankful for stranger's life-saving skills

The family of a woman found unconscious in a snowbank on March 5 are counting their lucky stars, after two strangers happened to be in the right place at the right time. 

Catherine Chant was out for a walk near her home in Grand Falls-Windsor when she suffered a heart attack. 

Tyrone and Nicole Lush were driving by and noticed the woman lying on the ground. Tyrone administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation on Chant until paramedics arrived. 

"I was in shock for quite a few hours," said Peggy Chant, Catherine's daughter, who was in Nova Scotia at the time.

"When I got back [to Newfoundland] and heard that Tyrone and his wife had helped her out, I was so so happy."

Peggy Chant said her mother didn't remember what happened, but wanted to thank the man who saved her life in person. 

"There's not even any words to describe it," she said. "Her granddaughter is looking so much forward to seeing her. He made her very happy, along with all the rest of us." 

Meanwhile, Tyrone Lush has visited Catherine Chant as she continues to recover at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, meetings Peggy Chant said were "very emotional."

She said it's hard not to think about what could have happened.

"To see her lying there, and to think that we could have lost her," she said.