Immediate first aid to a child who almost drowned

The investigators will meet with parents of a 2-year old girl who almost drowned in the family bathtub in Lachine.

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The paramedics had to revive the girl after her parents found her unconscious in the tub. The child is in critical condition at a healthcare facility in Montreal. According to the police, the detectives will meet the parents to determine whether charges of criminal negligence are warranted.

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The child started to drown and went into cardiac arrest before the arrival of the paramedics.

According to Caroline Chevrefils, a spokesperson for the Montreal police, it is a delicate situation right now and the investigators are giving the parents space before meeting them. Due to the nature of what happened, yesterday is not an appropriate time for the meeting.

According to a report by TVA Nouvelles, the child was feeling sick on Tuesday evening when her parents decided to give her a bath. It was then they allegedly left the bathroom to watch TV.

Based on the reports, the way the apartment is configured allowed the parents to see the 2-year old bathe was they watched TV. Even so, the child started to drown and went into cardiac arrest before the arrival of the paramedics.

In such instances, immediate delivery of CPR can help save a life. If there is a delay, the outcome might be an undesirable one.

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Learn how to help by enrolling in an emergency first aid class and for more information, check out these sources:

https://www.wikihow.com/Do-Basic-First-Aid

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/drowning-in-children#1

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiac_arrest

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