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Teen involved in a watery ordeal in a pool receives immediate CPR

Life-saving measures including CPR are indispensable during emergencies. When a life is in danger, the prompt delivery of life-saving measures can greatly improve the chances of survival. A 14-year old is in severe condition despite CPR after an incident at a swimming pool. The incident occurred at Sunnyside Park swimming pool when the boy when into medical distress.

Watery ordeal

The police and paramedics were called to the scene near Lakeshore Boulevard and Parkside Drive. According to the police, the boy was in the pool swimming together with friends when he went into medical distress. The lifeguards on the scene performed CPR on the teen who was transported to the St. Michael’s Hospital trauma centre.

The teen did not have any vital signs when the paramedics arrived at the scene but were able to restore them upon leaving.

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) can save a life.

Rapid response with CPR

Although the delivery of CPR will not always result in a good outcome, it is better to do something than nothing. This life-saving technique increases the chances of survival until the emergency team provides further care during emergencies.

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For more information, check out these sources:

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/drowning-treatment

https://www.healthline.com/health/first-aid/cpr

https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-cpr-treatment

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