First aid given to stabbing victim near Burnaby SkyTrain Station

A serious injured man in a stabbing incident given first aid. The incident occurred in Burnaby and a truck fire that was reported a short distance away appear to be related according to the Mounties.

Stabbing incident

The victim, an 18-year old Surrey resident was attacked about a block away from the Royal Oak SkyTrain Station. He managed to stumble to the busy station looking for help, leaving a trail of blood behind him on the ground.

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Saving a life is possible if appropriate life-saving techniques are promptly performed.

According to witness Christopher McClelland, it was evident that he had been assaulted and stabbed several times. Blood was running down his legs. The bystanders rushed to help until the firefighters arrived on the scene to provide first aid. The young man was rushed to a healthcare facility with injuries that were serious but not life-threatening.

Shortly after the stabbing, the authorities responded to another 911 call about a burning truck found on a dead-end road around five minutes from the SkyTrain station. Witnesses heard the tires of the vehicle exploding and saw flames reaching up to the top of some tall trees in the area.

Saving a life

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