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Man dead in Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Center

A man about 20 years old was found dead at the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre.  Paramedics responded to a call from the Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Center at about 1:50 in the afternoon that a man is found in medical distress in his cell. The man had no vital signs. Paramedic immediately provided first aid on the man […]

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Toddler who was found unresponsive in swimming pool given CPR

A toddler who was found in a backyard swimming pool was given CPR. The child wandered away from a Fraser Valley daycare. Watery ordeal The 23-month old girl went missing from a home daycare in Mission. The incident triggered an intense police search of the neighborhood. She was later found in a nearby pool and […]

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Tourist who died after snowmobiling accident given CPR

An Australian tourist who died after a snowmobiling accident was given CPR. The incident occurred in Whistler, B.C. on New Year’s Day where the man suffered a cardiac arrest. Snowmobiling accident According to the RCMP, the 65-year old was on a guided snowmobiling tour on Blackcomb Mountain when he somehow failed to make a turn […]

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Snowmobilers given CPR after avalanche

Snowmobilers were given CPR after an avalanche. Backcountry enthusiasts are warned to be careful the day after 2 deadly avalanches occurred in B.C. Avalanche incident The first slide occurred on Monday evening near Blue River, around 200 kilometers north of Kamloops where an experienced group of seven people were out snowmobiling. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is […]

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New application for bystanders to become potential lifesavers

A new Smartphone application called PulsePoint which aims to prevent missed lifesaving measures such as CPR and first aid by alerting users when a person is in cardiac arrest in public places. It teaches users or any CPR trained bystanders on what to do and shows a map and pinpointing the location of public defibrillators. […]

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