Diver saves unconscious woman using CPR

A scuba diving instructor saves a woman with CPR. He was in the right place at the right time and credited for saving the life of a drowning diver in West Vancouver’s Whytecliff Marine Park.

Watery ordeal

The instructor was teaching a class in the water at the mouth of Howe Sound near Horseshoe Bay when he and his students heard calls for help nearby. He did not waste any time in organizing a grid search for the 46-year old Port Moody woman after her partner surfaced, pleading for help around noon.

Vancouver first aid

You can save a life with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

The instructor found the unconscious woman around 14 meters of water within minutes. He brought her up to the surface and pulled her to the beach where CPR was started.

The woman was transported via air ambulance to Vancouver General Hospital. The West Vancouver Police are now investigating if the woman’s equipment was functioning properly. The condition of the victim is unknown.

Prompt intervention with CPR

You can save a life with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). It is a life-saving technique that significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies.

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