A 12-year old boy who sustained a head injury received first aid. The child was rescued near Quarry Rock and currently in a healthcare facility.
Unforeseen ordeal during a hike
The boy was hiking the trail with a church group when he went off-trail and slipped and fell. He hit his head and required rescuing. According to Jessica Hill, one of the group’s leader, he lost control of his feet going down a sandy spot and basically hit the stairs, skipped the stairs and struck the ground.
She was glad the group had brought their own first aid kit. He was bleeding down his face so they acted by placing pressure.
The District of North Vancouver firefighters carried him out along the trail on a stretcher before loading him into an ambulance. According to Capt. Walt Warner with the fire service, although the conditions are dry this time of the year, hikers must still take precautions. It is best to hike on the selected trails and make sure to stay with a partner and let everyone know where you are.
The immediate delivery of the appropriate first aid skills during emergencies can save a life. You can be prepared by enrolling in a first aid course today.
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