RUMOUR CONFIRMED: A wildlife rescuer has brought a dead koala back to life using mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
The koala was hit by a car the night prior but had managed to climb a large tree.
Langwarrin CFA officers and Wildlife Victoria attempted to coax the injured marsupial from his perch during a late-night rescue operation.
The koala 'dropped' from the tree motionless but was caught using a blanket.
When the koala showed no signs of life, a wildlife volunteer sprung into action.
"It was a fantastic outcome," Langwarrin CFA captain Sean Curtin told Ross and John.
If you'd like to donate to the group that is caring for the koala, 'Sir Chompsalot', please visit: www.animaliawildlife.org.au