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Defibrillator, quick response, credited for saving man’s life at Canada Games Complex

The easy accessibility of a public defibrillator and prompt actions by the Canada Games Complex staff and Thunder Bay paramedics were given credit for saving a man’s life. Helping hand Based on a release by the Superior North EMS officials, a 64-year old man collapsed while he was playing squash at the Canada Games Complex. […]

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Paramedic-goalie makes quite the save at Gander game

It was a big save for the goalie of Gander Flyers before the team faced the Corner Brook Royals. When a fan collapsed and loses consciousness, the bystanders at the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League game rushed to the change room of the Flyer’s to get Patrick O’Brien. O’Brien is a paramedic who was wearing half […]

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Man learned CPR 2 weeks ago, saves Kitchener heart attack victim’s life

A man collapsed on the road right outside a Kitchener coffee shop in Ontario. According to Jessica Burman Zinger his wife, she though he was having seizures and life seems to drain out of him and it was his heart. Unexpected dilemma Bystanders moved Burman off the road while a young man started to perform […]

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Jogger who survived heart attack praises saviors, preaches CPR training

On a sunny morning, Gordon Andrusiak went out for a brief jog close to Neil Nesbitt Park in Barrhaven. He was diagnosed with a heart condition but has been exercising regularly and eager to include jogging into his regimen. Unexpected ordeal In a short while, he was found by a group of workers wearing orange […]

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Man drowns while scuba diving with friends in Lake Diefenbaker

A man died while scuba diving together with 3 friends at Lake Diefenbaker. The victim, 46-years old drowned after losing contact with his friends around 180 meters offshore at Danielson Provincial Park boat launch. Watery ordeal After a call, the RCMP together with the local EMS and STARS arrived and located the man in the […]

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CPR efforts on ‘unresponsive’ Whistler Blackcomb snowboarder failed

At Whistler Blackcomb, there was an unconscious snowboarder who was later declared dead. He fell in a site at the ski hill which has a difficult terrain. According to the statement given by the officials of the ski hill, the ski patrol responded to an emergency dispatch call on a 27-year old snowboarder who was […]