A man was given CPR after pulled from water at Wasaga Beach. Sadly, the man died after he suffered some form of medical condition while swimming at Wasaga Beach.
According to the Wasaga Beach Deputy Fire Chief, they were called to Beach Area 2, near Mosley Street and 6th Street North just before 6 PM.
A man was swimming with his wife when he suffered some form of medical distress. The bystanders brought him to the shore and initiated CPR before the firefighters arrived and took over with the resuscitation efforts. The man might have suffered a heart attack.
The man was rushed to Collingwood General Hospital by the paramedics where he was later declared dead. According to the officials, the victim was in his 70s. This is considered as the second death at Wasaga Beach in less than a week.
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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