An Abbotsford student who died during a ski trip was given CPR. Eleven students and two staff members from the Mennonite Educational Institute Secondary school in Abbotsford went up to Whistler for a day of boarding and skiing. The plan was to spend the day on the slopes and meet up at 3 PM.
Tragedy on the slopes
When the time came, everyone turned up except one. A search was started and later that night, the crews found a 14-year old boy at the bottom of a large cliff. The ski patrol members performed CPR on the teen but could not be saved.
According to Vijay Manuel, head of schools for MEI, it remains unclear how the boy died and the school does not want his name released yet.
Safety in the wilderness
You can be prepared for emergencies by enrolling in a first aid course. You will learn the essential life-saving techniques including CPR that can help improve the chances of survival during emergencies.
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