Man pulled from Quarry Lake given CPR

A 28-year old man pulled from Quarry Lake given CPR. Sadly, the man died after being pulled unconscious from the lake in Canmore, despite attempts to save his life.

Watery ordeal

The Canmore RCMP received a call at Quarry Lake in the Town of Canmore for a person in distress.

RCMP stated that several bystanders assisted the man who called for help while swimming. He disappeared below the surface of the water for several minutes. He was found but unresponsive.

Vancouver first aid

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that can save a life.

Bystanders pulled the unconscious man from the water and performed CPR until police, Canmore EMS and Canmore Fire Department arrived on scene. The man was transported by a combination of Banff and Calgary ground crews from to Canmore Hospital. Despite the life-saving measures, he succumbed to his injuries.

Life-saving intervention

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that can save a life. It should be promptly started to improve the chances of survival during emergencies.

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LEARN MORE

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

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

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

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment

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