A 14-year old Abbotsford student who died during a ski trip was given CPR. The boy was a member of the Mennonite Education Institute’s secondary school ski and snowboard club. He was found unresponsive by a ski patrol at the bottom of a large cliff area on Blackcomb Mountain.
Dangers in the wilderness
According to MEI head of schools Vijay Manuel, 11 students and 2 staff with the school’s club went to Whistler. One student was reported missing in the afternoon.
The ski patrol was notified that a member of the group was missing. The area where the boy was believed to have entered was searched. The patrol members performed CPR when he was found but was declared dead at the scene by a Blackcomb doctor. The police and coroner are investigating the death.
Safety is the priority
Learning life-saving skills is important when spending time outdoors. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an important technique that can save a life. You can learn these life-saving skills by enrolling in a first aid course today.
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