The quick actions of a student were a turning point in saving a life. An 8-year old Nathan Rugge was able to save a life by directing the emergency crews to the location of the man in need of assistance. He remembers what he did on the day that he and his father Justin saved a life.
Saving a life
Back in October 2017, they had come to Lochdale Community School in North Burnaby to retrieve a soccer ball. When they got out of the vehicle, a man approached and was asking for help in which his friend seems to be in distress.
The man who needed assistance was around the back of the school, in a somewhat hidden location. Justin called 911 and initiated CPR while Nathan who was just 6 years old, went on his own to guide the emergency crews to the spot. The location of the man is not visible from the street. Without Nathan’s assistance, they would not be found at all.
With the help of Nathan guiding the emergency crews and quick response, the man survived. Even small actions can become crucial elements in saving lives during emergencies.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving skill that can save a life. It is recommended to enroll in a first aid course to be prepared in case of emergencies.
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