RTL documentary: Henning Baum saves a woman's life while filming

Actor Henning Baum ("The Last Bull") saved an old woman's life while filming an RTL documentary about paramedics.

RTL documentary: Henning Baum saves a woman's life while filming

Actor Henning Baum ("The Last Bull") saved an old woman's life while filming an RTL documentary about paramedics. The dramatic scenes can be seen on Thursday from 8.15 p.m. in the new "Operation for Henning Baum" special.

Baum, who trained as a paramedic as a young man, worked with the Bavarian air rescue service, among other things. Then his team was called to a nursing home. There was an elderly woman lying on the floor, unconscious and in poor condition, not breathing. The 50-year-old on the show: "At first I thought: This is serious here – and it probably won't end well."

He was looking for a pressure point on the body for resuscitation: "I pressed five to six times and then it suddenly came back." The woman was taken to the ambulance. She was soon able to smile again. "Are you the one from the TV?" she asked Baum. "crime?"

"Actually, everything just felt like normal work at the moment," Baum said in retrospect in an interview with the German Press Agency in Berlin. "It was then gratifying that the patient regained consciousness and even made jokes with us again." In such moments, some of the tension that you feel in this job is relieved.

"But I only really realized the importance of this moment after the shift. It made me realize once again the enormous responsibility of the emergency services." It is already the third "operation for Henning Baum" on RTL - after his everyday experiences with the police and the army.

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