Surrey toddler and grandmother who drowned identified

A 51-year old woman and her toddler grandson died in a drowning incident. The BC Coroners Service confirmed the names of the victims who drowned in a tragic accident at a Surrey pool over the weekend.

Drowning incident

The investigators believe that Warina Nissan, a non-swimmer, jumped into the water after 1-year old Ivan Yousif fell in by accident at an apartment building in the 10500-block of 152nd Street.

Winnipeg first aid

The timely intervention with CPR is vital during emergencies.

Both were discovered floating unconscious by a group of children who had kicked a soccer ball onto the pool deck. The children pulled them from the water but paramedics and fire crews who arrived at the scene shortly after were unable to revive the young boy who was declared dead in a healthcare facility that evening. The grandmother of the boy was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster in critical condition but succumbed to her injuries at around noon.

Police do not believe that drugs or alcohol were factors in the accident and stated that foul play has been ruled out.

Saving a life

The timely intervention with CPR is vital during emergencies. It is a life-saving technique that significantly improves the chances of survival. It is recommended

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