Student who drowned given CPR

A 17-year old student involved in a drowning incident received CPR. A tight-knit North Vancouver international school is reeling after the death of one of their own over the weekend.

Drowning ordeal

Bodwell High School principal Stephen Smith stated that the small private school will check whether anything could have been done to prevent the death of 17-year old Edward Sun while on a school trip to Alice Lake.

Vancouver first aid

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that is vital during emergencies.

According to the school officials, the teen could swim. Smith stated that the teen could pair with another boy and swim out to the raft in the middle of the lake. Sun was competent enough to swim to get to the raft. He did not make it back which was the tragic thing.

Guillermo Lozano, a house captain at the private boarding school was at the lake when the accident occurred. There were people shouting and screaming. He went to the lake and some his friends were taking him out of the lake.

Another student performed CPR and Sun was revived briefly. He was airlifted to B.C. Children’s Hospital but he was declared dead.

The tragedy occurred on the first day of National Drowning Prevention Week. It was just days after the release of a report by the Lifesaving Society that suggests new Canadians are at a higher risk of drowning when boating or swimming.

Water safety

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that is vital during emergencies. This skill can improve the chances of survival. You can learn the essential skills by enrolling in a first aid course today.

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

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/drowning-treatment

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

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

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