CPR given to backcountry skier after Cypress Mountain accident

A 26-year old skier who died after a skiing incident was given CPR. The incident occurred on the backcountry slopes on Vancouver’s north shore.

Wilderness ordeal

The man was rescued from an area on Cypress Mountain which was near Hollyburn Ridge and the Baden Powell Trail after 2 snowshoers discovered his friend trying to help him out of a muddy creek embankment.

Winnipeg first aid

The early delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life.

The pair performed CPR until the arrival of the North Shore Rescue and utilized a helicopter and long lines to airlift him to a waiting ambulance. The West Vancouver Police stated that they will not release the man’s name unless they get consent of his family.

Prompt intervention

The early delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life. It is a life-saving technique that improves the chances of survival during emergencies. You can enroll in a first aid course to be prepared.

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LEARN MORE

Learn how to help by enrolling in a first aid course and for more information, check out these sources:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cpr/basics/art-20056600

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation

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

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