A woman died from drowning despite the immediate delivery of CPR. The RCMP are investigating a possible drowning that occurred in an isolated lake on Nova Scotia’s eastern shore.
According to the police report, 2 men found a 57-year old woman in a lake on West Side Indian HarborLake Rd. in St. Mary’s, N.S. The men carried the woman to the shore and quickly performed CPR and called 911.
The woman was transported by ambulance to St. Mary’s Memorial Hospital in Sherbrooke where she was later declared dead. Based on the police report, an investigation is still ongoing.
Timely delivery of CPR
In the case of emergencies whether related to the heart or the water, it is important to be prepared to perform CPR. It is a life-saving technique that can significantly increase the chances of survival. If not initiated right away, the chances of survival are grim.
By enrolling in first aid and CPR course, it increases the chances of survival during emergencies.
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