Off-duty Surrey RCMP officer helps save a man’s life with CPR

A 66-year old Delta
man is doing fine and breathing after an off-duty Surrey RCMP officer performed
CPR after an apparent heart attack.

According to the
police, the officer was on his way to work when he was flagged down. A male
driver is experiencing medical distress inside his vehicle which was stopped in
the westbound lane. It shows the importance of first aid training which helped
saved the life of the man. The officer called for 911 before he and another
motorist removed the man from the vehicle and started to perform CPR.

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The officer called for 911 before he and another motorist removed the man from the vehicle and started to perform CPR.

Prompt action in helping
save a life

More officers arrived on the scene and helped with CPR and an automated external defibrillator (AED) was used several times before the man was transported to a healthcare facility.

The Emergency Health
Services personnel and the attending doctor later stated that the rapid actions
along with the AED helped save the life of the man.

According to Surrey
RCMP Sgt. Allana Dunlop, the Surrey RCMP eagerly thanks the members of the
public who helped during the incident and saved the life of a man. The rapid
response of the attending officers and civilians were essential in achieving a
positive outcome.

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LEARN MORE

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

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr

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

https://www.news-medical.net/health/What-is-a-Defibrillator.aspx

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