Toronto man given CPR after diving incident

A 28-year old man received CPR after a diving incident. Beau Hayward is in a healthcare facility after a serious diving incident in Sudbury left him with a compressed spinal cord.

Diving ordeal

The Toronto man was staying at a friend’s cottage. According to his sister, Bianca Wilson, Hayward hit his head on the sandy bottom of the lake after diving into the water. Hayward jammed his neck and it resulted to a crack in the C5 vertebra, completely crushing it. The vertebra was cracked into 6 pieces as well as the C4 and C6. His spinal cord was not punctured or severed, only compressed.

Vancouver first aid

One of his friends performed CPR which allowed Hayward to release the water in his lungs and restore his breathing.

Two of Hayward’s friends found him floating in the water and were able to revive him. One of his friends performed CPR which allowed Hayward to release the water in his lungs and restore his breathing.

Hayward was rushed to a healthcare facility where he remained in ICU until he was transferred to a hospital in Toronto.

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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.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr

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

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment

 

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