The British Red Cross
is praising Prince Harry for quickly springing into action to provide first aid to a fallen polo player during a recent charity match in Brazil.
The prince's fellow competitor, Bash Kazi, fell off his horse face first and was knocked out cold while participating in the polo match in Campinas, Brazil on March 11.
The Red Cross writer recalling the incident in a blog calls Harry a "top-notch" polo who "immediately leapt off his horse and ran over to provide some textbook first aid help." The injured player was lying face down in the grass when the 27-year-old prince gently rolled him over onto his side, which enables independent breathing.
The blog commendation continues: "Given the prince is a veteran of Afghanistan and an active duty officer in the English Army, he's presumably had good training in basic trauma care -- so it's not surprising he knew what to do." The player himself later praised Harry as "a fabulous person" and "such a gentleman."