Two men who were pulled out from the bottom of a motel pool received CPR. The incident occurred in Scarborough last week. The Toronto police officer stated that he was acting on both instinct and his training when he jumped into the water to rescue the victims.
Randall Arsenault and his partner were two of the four officers who were called to the Grand Motel near Kingston Road and West Hill Drive for a reported drowning. When Arsenault arrived on the scene, two men were found unresponsive in the outdoor pool of the motel.
One was towards the bottom and not moving and a decision had to be made. He and two other officers pulled off their equipment, jumped into the water, dragged the lifeless men out of the pool and started CPR.
Firefighters and paramedics quickly arrived on the scene and resuscitated the two victims, who were initially found without vital signs.
They were transported to a healthcare facility in critical condition. The police previously stated that the men were unconscious but breathing on their own when they were taken in for treatment.
According to police, the incident appears to be accidental but the circumstances surrounding the near-drowning are not entirely clear.
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