Bystanders at the beach were quick to perform CPR on a drowning victim. The incident occurred on the shores of Okanagan Lake in Kelowna.
The police were called to the area shortly after 4 PM where a swimmer was pulled from the water by beachgoers at Kelowna City Park. The bystanders jumped into the water after a woman screamed that a man appeared to be drowning and needed help.
Several beachgoers reportedly found the adult male swimmer on the bottom of the lake and managed to pull the victim to shore. The rescuers were joined by other members of the public who immediately started life-saving measures.
The emergency crews took over CPR and rushed the man to a healthcare facility. While he was in serious but stable condition at the time, the police stated that his condition worsened.
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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