Mother of B.C. woman who died in Tofino given CPR

A B.C. woman’s wedding day turned tragic after her mother died in Tofino beach despite CPR.

Victoria Emon was preparing for her wedding when her mother, Ann Wittenberg and sister Rachel headed to Long Beach to catch some waves.

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Timely delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential during emergencies.

Watery ordeal

Her mother was excited to go surfing. They were floating on a surfboard and talking. It was when the current came and reached her. Wittenberg was dragged into the water but Rachel managed to stay on the surfboard and yelled for help. A group of people rushed to them and pulled them back to shore.

They were able to retrieve her mother out of the water. CPR was performed and when the paramedics arrived, they took over and transported her to a healthcare facility. Sadly, she did not make it.

Importance of life-saving skills

Timely delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential during emergencies. You can enroll in a first aid course to learn this life-saving skill.

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LEARN MORE

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

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/drowning-treatment
https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation
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