Victim of drowning incident receives CPR

A 57-year old woman who drowned in a lake in Nova Scotia’s Guysborough County was given CPR. Based on the reports, a pet might be involved in the incident.

Watery ordeal

The RCMP was called to Indian Harbour Lake for a report regarding a woman in the water. According to Cpl. Dal Hutchinson, 2 men had gone to the house to check on the woman. He stated that they found the woman in the ice-covered lake. They pulled her from the water, performed CPR and called 911. Sadly, the woman was declared dead later in a healthcare facility.

Hutchinson stated that the investigation is still in the preliminary phases but the police are checking on the possibility that the woman might have been trying to rescue a dog.

He added that it is something that they are looking at to figure out if possibly the dog had gotten out onto the ice and attempts were made to get it back ashore. Nevertheless, it can not be confirmed at this time.

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Early delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during such emergencies can save a life.

Importance of water safety and CPR

When spending time near bodies of water, safety is important. When emergencies in the water occur, time is vital. Early delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) during such emergencies can save a life.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a first aid and CPR training 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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