Elderly swimmer in B.C. lake given CPR

A 76-year old man received CPR after found unconscious on Lake of the Woods in Hope, B.C. The kayakers discovered the body of the elderly man floating on the north side of the lake and brought him to shore. CPR was performed but the resuscitation attempt was not successful.

Unforeseen ordeal in B.C. lake

According to police, the man who is from Sidney, B.C., was likely dead before first aid was administered. The man was only wearing swimming trunks when he was found. The police added that he likely drowned or suffered from another form of medical distress while in the water and do not suspect foul play.

Vancouver first aid

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an important skill that can help save lives.

The name of the victim is not being released. At least 5 people have died in separate drownings around British Columbia.

Prompt intervention with CPR

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an important skill that can help save lives. It is a life-saving technique that significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies. You can learn the essential skills by enrolling in a first aid class today.

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Learn how to help by enrolling in a first aid and CPR course and for more information, check out these sources:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/drowning-treatment

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