Driver given CPR after McDonald Park accident

The driver of a car that crashed in the Sumas River in Abbotsford died despite CPR. Bryan Volden, 65-years old was surrounded by his loved ones including his wife and 2 daughters.

Swerved out of the road

Volden was leaving McDonald Park when his 2002 PT Cruiser swerved off the roadway. He hit some wooden posts, careened across the parking lot and landed in the river.

Winnipeg first aid

With the prompt delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), it can save a life.

The man might have suffered from medical distress which resulted to the accident. The vehicle was more than halfway submerged in the water. A 45-year old man on the scene smashed a window in the vehicle. He pulled Volden to safety and performed CPR until the arrival of the emergency responders on the scene.

Volden’s family would like to meet the Good Samaritan. The Abbotsford Police are trying to arrange a get-together. According to the family, Volden had a history of health issues such as previous heart attacks and an open-heart surgery in the past.

Helping out

With the prompt delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), it can save a life. You can enroll in a first aid class to learn the essential life-saving skills to help others during emergencies.

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LEARN MORE

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

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

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

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

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