A Sudbury bus driver is recognized for saving a life with CPR. When Christine Larochelle started her shift as a bus driver, she did not know she would end up saving a life.
Saving a life
It was on a route returning from Capreol. At first, she though it was a blanket or bag or something because of the way she was laying down. She passed her and realized that it was a person. The person was a young woman who had collapsed on the side of the road.
Larochelle quickly pulled her bus over and ran out to check and found out that the girl was unconscious and did not have a pulse. Another driver also pulled over to help and called 911.
Larochelle stated that she did not know CPR but the 911 operator guided her through the delivery of chest compressions until the arrival of an ambulance. She stated that the experience was an emotional one.
The young woman, Hannah Godin, 17-years old collapsed as a result of a pre-existing heart condition. She is healthy now and has recovered.
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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a life-saving technique that can save lives. If promptly delivered, it significantly improves the chances of survival during emergencies.
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