Month: March 2019

CPR administered after near-drowning at Chocolate Lake

After a swimming ordeal at Chocolate Lake, a man is in a severe condition in a Halifax hospital. The Halifax Firefighters responded to a call at Chocolate Lake around 5 PM to help the emergency health services with a cardiac arrest case. A man who was swimming and diving in the lake at Herring Cove […]

Jogger who survived heart attack stresses importance of CPR training

On a sunny morning, Gordon Andrusiak went out for a brief jog close to Neil Nesbitt Park in Barrhaven. He was diagnosed with a heart condition but has been exercising regularly and eager to include jogging into his regimen. Unexpected ordeal In a short while, he was found by a group of workers wearing orange […]

Man dies from drowning while scuba diving despite CPR

A man died while scuba diving together with 3 friends at Lake Diefenbaker. The victim, 46-years old drowned after losing contact with his friends around 180 meters offshore at Danielson Provincial Park boat launch. Watery ordeal After a call, the RCMP together with the local EMS and STARS arrived and located the man in the […]

CPR efforts on ‘unresponsive’ Whistler Blackcomb snowboarder failed

At Whistler Blackcomb, there was an unconscious snowboarder who was later declared dead. He fell in a site at the ski hill which has a difficult terrain. According to the statement given by the officials of the ski hill, the ski patrol responded to an emergency dispatch call on a 27-year old snowboarder who was […]