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Kite surfing incident claims the life of a man despite CPR

A Yarmouth County man died during kite surfing despite delivery of CPR. Family and fiends were saddened by the incident.

According to Meteghan RCMP, they received a call to Mavillette Beach alerting them about a 53-year old man who was in distress while kite surfing with others. Despite the efforts to resuscitate him, the died passed away.

Unforeseen tragedy

The man was identified as Russell Cushing of Dayton, Yarmouth County. According to the statement of his loved ones in his obituary, Russell was a “Windchaser” where he loved chasing the wind, pursuing his passion of kite surfing.

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According to Sgt. Dan Gaudet of the Meteghan RCMP detachment, they received a call that there was a person in distress. The fire and ambulance responded to the scene. Upon arrival, some individuals on the shoreline were delivering CPR on the man. He was transported by EHS to the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.

Due to his sudden death, an autopsy was scheduled to determine the cause and the RCMP are working with the medical examiner’s office.

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By enrolling in a first aid and CPR course, you will know what to do in case of emergencies. With knowledge and know-how on how to perform life-saving measures, you can save a life.

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