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Bear attack victim was on phone with father

The father of a bear attack victim was on the phone when the event occurred. His 44-year-old daughter was fatally attacked by a black bear.

Stephanie Blais was at their family cabin on McKie Lake with her husband and two children. When the water pump quit, Stephanie called her father to let him know.

She was with her son but ordered him to go inside the house to get the antennae for the satellite phone. In a few seconds, the father heard a noise like a gurgling sound.

After seven minutes, the husband called that a bear attacked Stephanie. He pepper-sprayed the bear, shot twice and attended to Stephanie, and performed CPR but that time she had no pulse.

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Immediate delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life.

It is the first fatal bear attack in Saskatchewan since 1983.

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Immediate delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life. This life-saving technique significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies.

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