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The Story Behind The Popular Photo Known As Kiss Of Life

Source: https://rarehistoricalphotos.com/kiss-life-utility-worker-giving-mouth-mouth-co-worker-contacted-high-voltage-wire-1967/

Many stories have been told, but few of them are interesting and inspiring, like this one in particular with the tag "The Kiss of Life." This story proved that we can save lives without money and medical equipment. One of the largest and most historic photographs was taken in 1967 by a photojournalist named Rocco Morabito in an accidental scene.

In 1967, two electrical engineers by the names of Randall G. Champion and D.J. Thompson was doing routine maintenance on a pole in Jacksonville, Florida, when the unexpected happened. Champion, who was at the top of the pole, was electrocuted by a low voltage line and lost consciousness at the time. Fortunately, his safety harness protected him from falling and Thompson, who was working on another line, grabbed him and made a quick decision to save his life.

He immediately performed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation by breathing oxygen into his lungs to take his pulse. After a few minutes, Champion had a slight pulse and Thompson carried him over his shoulder for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while he waited for paramedics to arrive. After some administration by the medical team, he survived and lived for 35 years before his death in 2002 at the age of 64.

How the image came into being

According to the photojournalist, Morabito, was driving down the street with his car in search of content when the incident occurred. He immediately took the camera out of him and took more than 10 photos before calling the medical teams that arrived. He won the 1968 Pulitzer Prize for current affairs photography for "The Kiss of Life."

After the scene, the two electricians and Morabito became close and world famous friends. The photo was published in most of the world's newspapers and went down in history as one of the most iconic photos ever.

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