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Tag: AED

Young boy gave first aid after near drowning in St-Michel

A young boy, around 7-years old is in a severe condition after nearly drowning in a public pool in St-Michel borough. Near drowning incident The police received a 911 call at around 6:35 PM saying that a young boy was found unconscious in a public pool on Francois Perreault St. According to Urgences-Sante spokesperson Stephane Smith, the […]

Victim of Mission crash given first aid before air lifted

A Mission emergency personnel responded to a single-vehicular rollover. A 56-year old Osoyoos woman was airlifted to Royal Columbian Hospital after her vehicle flipped into a ditch that was filled with water. Timely rescue The local emergency personnel were requested to respond to east of Lougheed Highway and Nelson Street after the motorists witnessed an […]

Trained patrons use CPR and Lifepak to save a man’s life

An Abbotsford man was alive after a deadly arrhythmia at the Abbotsford Recreation Centre. If a sudden heart attack occurs, the ideal setting would be in a location with a paramedic and other health care professionals present and an available defibrillator. It was the case for an Abbotsford man who was alive after suffering a […]

U.S. border officers assist in saving a man’s life with AED

A man was under medical distress after arriving at the border to cross from Abbotsford to the U.S. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the Huntingdon border crossing helped save the life of a 56-year old Canadian man. The Kamloops man along with his wife arrived at the border to cross from […]

B.C. MP Todd Doherty receives award for saving man on a plane with CPR

An elected member of Parliament saved the life of a man who collapsed on a late-night flight. Todd Doherty was given recognition for his rapid action. Timely action rewarded The Conservative MP was flying from Vancouver to Prince George, B.C when he heard a loud thud shortly after takeoff. Doherty ran to the front of […]

Helicopter crew saves 2 P.E.I residents with first aid measures

Lives were saved by a helicopter crew. After saving a Lennox Island man from Malpeque Bay, the crew of a Canadian Forces rescue helicopter out of Greenwood, N.S. saved a woman from choking at the Summerside restaurant. On the right place According to Maj. Amber Bineau, spokeswoman for Joint Task Force Atlantic, she confirmed to […]

Timely CPR: Man struck by puck ends with heart failure

Kenzie Lahey grabbed his chest, dropped to his knees and collapsed on the ice. Lahey, 14-years old was playing hockey when he was hit by a puck that resulted to heart failure. Life on the line The referee quickly called for help. The mother of Lahey ran out to the ice. She was joined by […]

Person killed by CN railcar in New Brunswick

A man killed at a railyard in Edmundston, N.B. was a 33-year old father of two. According to teamsters Canada, the man started working at CN as a conductor and foreman trainee. Danger in the railways According to Eric Collard of the Transportation Safety Board of Canada, the man was killed by a railcar as […]

Fisherman dies in fishing accident given CPR

A Shelburne County lobster boat captain died after he was pulled overboard about 16 nautical miles south of Clarks Harbour. Unforeseen tragedy on the water According to Barrington RCMP, the man, Larry Wayne Sears, 64-years old of Shag Harbour was hauling lobster pots along with 2 crew members when the trawl line became ensnarled in […]

Woman hit by stray bullet received first aid care

A woman was hit by a stray bullet during the Cardinals game. According to the police, a woman attending a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game was grazed in the arm by a stray bullet that possibly originated outside the Busch Stadium. Stray bullet The 34-year old victim was within the ballpark during the game against […]