A 16-year old boy who died after an accident at Lynn Canyon Park received CPR. Authorities stated that the teen from Pennsylvania was swimming near Twin Falls, east of the suspension bridge when he was sucked over a second waterfall and fell as far as nine meters into another pool.
Dangers in the water
The bystanders managed to pull him from the water and one who was trained as a lifeguard stated CPR. The emergency crews had to perform an 18-meter rope rescue to get him out of the park. The boy was in a life-threatening condition when he was taken to Lions Gate Hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
The boy was visiting family in Vancouver and they were on the North Shore for the day enjoying the sun in Lynn Canyon.
Prompt delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save a life. It is a life-saving technique that improves the chances of survival during emergencies.
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