Snowboarder given CPR after back country incident

A 29-year old snowboarder from Burnaby who died was given CPR. The man died after falling into a tree well near Pemberton.

Back country incident

The man moved into a backcountry area of Miller’s Ridge Forest Service Road with friends when he went missing.

He was later found upside down in the well, but by the time he was pulled out, the snowboarder was unresponsive and bluish in color. His friends attempted CPR but were not successful in resuscitating him.

Vancouver first aid

If you want to be prepared during emergencies in the wilderness, you should enroll in a first aid course today.

The Pemberton RCMP, firefighters and search and rescue crews were forced to leave his body overnight due to an increased risk for an avalanche. They went into the area to recover the deceased on Monday instead.

Being prepared

If you want to be prepared during emergencies in the wilderness, you should enroll in a first aid course today. You will learn the essential life-saving techniques including CPR that can help improve the chances of survival during emergencies.

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LEARN MORE

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

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

https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600

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

 

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