A 51-year old man died after guiding a group of snowmobilers when his machine accidentally rolled over. The snowmobile of the man rolled into a creek bed.
According to RCMP, the 51-year old man was guiding a group composed of 5 other snowmobilers in an area north of Sicamous when his machine accidentally rolled and pinned him under. Some of the members in the group performed CPR on the man but were not successful in reviving him.
A Shuswap Search and Rescue team along with RCMP officers located the group and guided them out of the area as poor weather and the darkness moved in.
The importance of first aid and CPR
During emergencies, prompt delivery of CPR is important. Early delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to an individual significantly increases the chances of survival. If you want to be prepared to help others during emergencies, it is recommended to enroll in a first aid and CPR course.
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