Two men involved in drowning incident received CPR

Two adult males were given CPR after a drowning incident. The men did not have vital signs after they were pulled from the bottom of a pool at a motel in Scarborough.

Prompt intervention

The emergency crews were dispatched to the Grand Motel near Kingston Road and West Hill Drive shortly after 6:30 PM for a possible drowning.

The officers, who were the first to arrive on the scene, jumped into the pool and pulled out the victims. They started to perform CPR until the arrival of the paramedics who took over.

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life.

According to witnesses, the two males went into the water. They came back around 10 minutes later and they were at the bottom of the pool unresponsive. In both men, the vital signs were absent but CPR was started. Advanced care and primary care were given and the vitals were restored on both men at the scene.

The victims were both rushed to a healthcare facility via an emergency run and both are still in critical condition.

The circumstances leading up to the near-drowning incident remain unclear, however, the police stated that it appears to be an accidental event.

Importance of first aid training

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life. Prompt delivery of life-saving techniques improves the chances of survival during emergencies.

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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.webmd.com/first-aid/drowning-treatment
https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment
https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600

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