Float plane crash victims required CPR

The victims of a float plane crash given CPR. Two people died and several others are in a healthcare facility after a float plane crashed on a street in Yellowknife.

Crash incident

Nine people were on board the Twin Otter plane according to Chris Krepski, a spokesman with the Transportation Safety Board. Witnesses stated that the plane’s two pilots died in the crash, despite efforts to save their lives.

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The immediate delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives.

Seven others were transported to a healthcare facility. Two were in critical condition while the other five were in stable condition. At least one of the injured was flown to a hospital in Edmonton for treatment.

The plane crashed at around 1 PM between two buildings in an area of Yellowknife known as Old Town. Debbie Doody, co-owner of the Dancing Moose Café stated that the nearby crash sounded like thunder.

Witnesses rushed out and performed CPR on the two pilots, but they were not successful in resuscitating them.

Saving a life

The immediate delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives. This life-saving technique significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies.

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LEARN MORE

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

https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600

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

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

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