David McAuley of Yeppoon grateful to those who helped save his life

David McAuley, is alive today thanks to sheer coincidence after he was stung by a wasp on Wednesday afternoon causing him to stop breathing.

Mr McAuley’s life was saved by Yeppoon resident Paul Jowsey (Jo-sea), who coincidentally had come to the victim’s business to exchange his old gas bottle for a new one and when he couldn't find Mr McAuley at the front of the factory, he made his way around the back, where he found the victim lying on the ground unconscious.

Mr Jowsey (Jo-sea) rushed back to his shop to raise the alarm and with the help of Yeppoon paramedics, ambulance officers and fire personnel, David was brought back to life, and later recovered.

"If I had been there another three minutes, I could have been dead," says Mr McAuley.