A B.C. Ferries trip took on a dramatic turn when a CPR was performed on a man from a sinking boat. The vessel made a detour to rescue a man from a sinking ship.
The 30-year old sent a distress call after his powerboat started taking in water west of Bowen Island, B.C. He had reportedly been taking a nap when he was awoken by his vessel’s bilge alarm.
According to Ferry spokeswoman Deborah Marshall, the man abandoned his boat and held on to a crate until he was rescued by workers from the Queen of Cowitchan ferry sailing from Nanaimo.
The 11.5 meter powerboat was nearly two-thirds submerged by the time the rescue craft reached him. A tugboat towing a barge also stopped to help. The ferry workers performed CPR on the man until he was transported by the coast guard hovercraft.
The man was transported to a healthcare facility and given treatment for hypothermia. Luckily, he is in good condition.
Immediate delivery of care
The prompt delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is vital during emergencies. The life-saving technique significantly improves the chances of survival. You can be prepared by enrolling in a first aid course today.
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