A Miramichi man is alive with the help of an AED. The New Brunswick man is alive thanks to the on-hand life-saving device and quick thinking.
Quick actions to save a life
Eugene Manuel, 46-years old was competing in a fitness challenge at his local gym in Miramichi when his heart suddenly stopped beating. He collapsed but bystanders quickly performed CPR and were able to restart his heart using an automated external defibrillator (AED) from the Tim Horton’s next door.
The AED was originally placed there in memory of a local man, Pat O’Kane who suffered a cardiac arrest in downtown Miramichi six years ago when there was no defibrillator in the area. The daughter of that man, Cailin O’Kane happened to be competing with Manuel in the fitness competition when he had his cardiac arrest.
CPR and proper use of an AED can save lives during emergencies. You can enroll in a first aid course today to learn more about these life-saving techniques.
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