The police arrived in an incident to find a resident holding the suspect on the floor. The 19-year old man is in a serious condition in a healthcare facility after a reported home invasion on McKenzie Road in central Abbotsford.
Turning the tide
According to Sgt. Judy Bird, the police were called to 2300 block of McKenzie Road and upon arrival, a resident of the house was holding a male suspect on the floor. The suspect was taken into custody and the officers discover that he was in medical distress. The officers immediately initiated CPR until the arrival of the Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service and BC Ambulance personnel. The man was transported to a healthcare facility.
Bird added that it is not known if there is any link between the residents of the house and the 19-year old man.
Importance of first aid training
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life. Prompt delivery of life-saving techniques improves the chances of survival during emergencies.
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