The man is alive thanks to the easy access of the live-saving device and quick thinking.
Eugene Manuel, 46-years old was competing in a fitness challenge at his local gym in Miramichi when his heart ceases to beat abruptly. He collapsed but bystanders delivered CPR and restarted his heart with an automatic emergency defibrillator (AED)from the Tim Horton’s next door.
Availability of AEDs
The AED was originally placed there in memory of a local man Pat O’Kane who suffered a cardiac arrest in downtown Miramichi 6 years ago when there was no available defibrillator in the area.
The daughter of the man, Cailin O’Kane happened to be competing with Manuel in the fitness competition when he had his cardiac arrest. Those who took part in saving his life were acknowledged.
Importance of first aid training
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED)can save a life. Prompt delivery of life-saving techniques improves the chances of survival during emergencies.
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