A toddler who was found unresponsive in a backyard swimming pool was given CPR. The incident occurred when the child wandered away from a Fraser Valley daycare.
The 23-month old girl went missing from a home daycare in Mission which resulted to an intense police search of the neighborhood. She was later found in a nearby pool and airlifted to a healthcare facility but could not be saved. Both the RCMP and BC Coroners Service are investigating the tragedy.
The circumstances leading up to the child’s disappearance from the daycare haven’t been confirmed, but it was the owner who noticed she was missing and called 911.
Police were told the toddler had been gone for about 10 minutes at that point and officers arrived at the scene a few minutes later to search the quiet residential area using police dogs and the Air One helicopter.
The officers also utilized a portable defibrillator to resuscitate the child before paramedics arrived and rushed her to Mission Memorial Hospital where she was declared dead.
Bystander CPR is vital during emergencies. The life-saving technique can mean a difference between life and death. It is better to do something, than do nothing at all. You can be prepared by enrolling in a first aid course today.
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