Footy great Sam Newman knew he had lost his wife and best friend but worked for 20 minutes to save her life.
Taking to his popular podcast on Wednesday, Newman has detailed the tragic final moments of his wife Amanda Brown’s life.
He had found the 50-year old unresponsive on the floor of their Docklands apartment on Saturday night.
Sam Newman’s wife Amanda Brown (left) was found dead in their Docklands apartment aged 50. She had enjoyed a wonderful day out on Port Phillip Bay with Newman in 2019
Sam Newman’s wife Amanda Brown (pictured on their wedding day on November 27) was found dead in their Docklands apartment aged 50
‘I get home and I walk in the door and the television’s on in the bedroom. So I look down there and lying in her underwear — she’d obviously been in bed or she got out of bed to get something to eat,’ Newman said.
‘She’s lying there on the tiles outside the laundry and as soon as I saw her I knew she was dead, I just knew it.
‘I rang 000 and the very helpful person said you better try and give CPR and she talked me through that.
‘I’ve got the phone on speaker and I’m pumping this poor woman who’s lying there looking so peaceful, obviously dead, but the operator said keep doing it in case there’s a spark of life in her, I think she said.
‘So for 20 minutes I’m giving CPR to what I knew was a corpse.’
More to come
Sam Newman (right) with good mate Don Scott (left) and Mike Sheahan (centre). Sheahan quit Newman’s podcast after he was embroiled in a scandal involving former AFL great Nicky Winmar