A young girl who was pulled from lake given CPR by neighbors. The neighbors rushed to try to save a 2-year old girl after an RCMP officer pulled her from a man-made stormwater lake in Morinville.
Sadly, the girl died at the scene. The family of the girl reported her missing to RCMP at around 11:30 AM.
According to RCMP Sgt. Jeremie Landry, the girl had been gone for around 45 minutes. Before she disappeared, she was playing with her siblings in a park near her home in The Lakes, a Morinville subdivision around 34 kilometers north of Edmonton.
Tess Harrison, a retired nurse who just returned home from walking her dog noticed a police car parked behind her house. She was an RCMP officer emerge from the southeast part of the lake with a girl in his arms.
Police tried to prevent people from rushing toward the lake, but Harrison was given permission to help because of her medical training.
She joined Darren Brenneis, an off-duty Edmonton firefighter who also lives nearby at the scene. Along with the Toronto doctor who happened to be visiting the area, they tried to resuscitate the toddler.
Harrison performed the chest compressions and Brenneis tried to breathe air into the girl’s lungs. They performed CPR until paramedics arrived and made their own attempt to save the child.
For around an hour-and-a-half, the paramedics worked in the ambulance. Sadly, the girl was later declared dead.
The prompt delivery of CPR can help save lives. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that can improve the chances of survival during emergencies.
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