Two frontline officers save a man’s life with early CPR and AED

Posted On Friday September 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 18, 2020     10:30am

(Ottawa) – Last evening, Frontline officers responded to a call for service concerning an unconscious man in a gym in the 100 block of Argyle Avenue.

When two constables arrived on scene, they were directed to a man who was on the floor, with a faint pulse, had deep shallow breathing and his lips were turning purple. One of the Officers, assisted by a gym staff member, engaged in CPR (Cardiopulmonary resuscitation). The other Officer connected an EAD (Automated External Defibrillator) to the 39 year old man.

The man regained consciousness and was transported by Ottawa Paramedics to a local hospital for further care.

Police regularly respond to such urgent medical calls. They carry and are trained to perform CPR and operate the AED. 

If you see someone in medical distress, please call 911. This call can possibly save a life.

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