Roadside rescue involved delivery of CPR

As a nurse, Larissa Arthur jumped out of her vehicle to save a man with CPR in a ditch outside of Calgary. She was driving back from a hike with her friend. They were just outside of Calgary near Springback Road when she spotted the man passed out in a ditch, with a bike nearby, wearing a bright yellow spandex.

She assumed that the man was hit by a car. She checked his pulse and breathing and both were absent.

No signs of life

She along with another nurse quickly got to work and a first responder also arrived to help. After 15 minutes, the EMS arrived and shocked the man twice, attempting to resuscitate him.

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As a nurse, Larissa Arthur jumped out of her vehicle to save a man with CPR in a ditch outside of Calgary.

Since there were no signs of life as the man was taken by emergency crews to a healthcare facility, Arthur thought that the man was not going to make it. Out of the blue, she reconnected with the man via a social media message.

For Mike Estepa, he could not recall what happened. The last thing he remembers is texting his family that he will be home from his 60-kilometer bike trip in 30 minutes. The next thing he remembers was waking up 2 days later.

For Arthur, she stated that she was lucky that others also had medical training since she did not save Estepa alone. She stated that this is the first time in her years of nursing work that she performed CPR on someone.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a first aid and CPR course 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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