A 21-year old man who died after being pulled out of Thetis Lake received CPR. The West Shore RCMP received a 911 call about a swimmer at the View Royal lake who had vanished underwater and did not surface.
According to Sgt. Scott Braes of West Shore RCMP, the man had been pulled from the lake and CPR was delivered when the police arrived. The emergency crews also attempted to resuscitate the man before taking him to Victoria General Hospital where he was declared dead.
There were mixed reports of whether he was a weak swimmer or if he could swim at all. Braes added that he was not a strong swimmer.
The man, an exchange student from Saudi Arabia was also known to be suffering from leg cramps from a soccer game a couple of days earlier.
The 21-year old man was out in the lake floating on an air mattress before he went underwater. The police are uncertain how he became separated from the flotation device.
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