Bystanders’ actions saved man’s life, police say

RCMP applauds quick response

  • Jul. 8, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Sooke RCMP are applauding a quick response on the part of the public in saving the life of a man found on the side of the road yesterday.

“The quick and skilled actions of those who stopped to help, along with those of our officers, saved this man’s life.  Our thanks go out to those who helped him, and ultimately saved his life,” said Cpl. Barb Cottingham of the Sooke RCMP in a news release.

Sooke RCMP responded to a call after 2 p.m. yesterday from bystanders at the corner of Belvista Place and Sooke Road for an unresponsive 53-year-old man lying on the side of the road.

When police arrived, several of the bystanders had already started CPR. They were then joined by Const. Christina Klein, who determined the man did not have a pulse.

Klein estimated CPR was carried out for five minutes before responders detected a pulse. The man was transported by ambulance to Royal Jubilee Hospital and is now in stable condition.

Cottingham said in a news release that Klein had just completed a two-week Emergency Medical Responder course at the Justice Institute of B.C.

 

 

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