No charges on officer who stopped delivery of CPR

There are no charges laid against a Mountie in Langley who instructed a civilian to stop performing CPR on a dying man.

Delivery of CPR

The civilian complained to the RCMP and the Independent Investigations Office determine that the officer might have committed an offense.

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The immediate delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can improve the chances of survival during emergencies.

The B.C. Crown prosecutor’s office stated that at the time of the incident, a man crashed his vehicle due to a medical event and the person on the scene initiated CPR. The office stated that upon arrival of the RCMP officer, he checked the driver’s pulse and because he thought the man was breathing, ordered the person to stop CPR.

Upon the arrival of the firefighters, the man did not have a pulse and initiated CPR again. Despite several medical interventions, the man died in a healthcare facility.

The prosecutor’s office stated that charges will not be laid since there is no substantial likelihood that the officer involved would be convicted.

Saving a life with CPR

The immediate delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can improve the chances of survival during emergencies. It is recommended to enroll in a first aid course so that you are prepared.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a CPR training 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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