March 21, 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 Road did not surface. The lifeguards who are no longer on duty several minutes before, dragged him out of the water. The lifeguards delivered CPR at the site until the arrival of the paramedics.

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The lifeguards delivered CPR at the site until the arrival of the paramedics.

Water safety

According to Jen Nagle, an aquatics specialist with the Halifax Regional Recreation and Culture, there are certain measures to stay safe such as swimming if there are lifeguards on duty. The lifeguards just ended their shift when the incident occurred so it might have been prevented. Furthermore, only swim within your limits.

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