Bystanders save young woman from heart attack
Police say 10 seniors were transported to hospital by ambulance with what were described as "minor injuries." (file)
Published Thursday, November 8, 2012 1:13PM EST
A young woman has the quick work of bystanders and emergency crews to thank for re-starting her heart at Algonquin College Wednesday evening.
Ottawa paramedics said they were called to the Algonquin College athletics dome around 7:25 p.m., where a 20-year-old woman was in cardiac arrest.
Ottawa fire officials said their crews arrived first and took over from bystanders performing CPR to give her a shock from their defibrillator.
Paramedics treated her further when they arrived, re-establishing a heartbeat and getting her breathing on her own before she was transferred to hospital staff.
A free CPR course is being offered by paramedics on Dec.6 if you’re interested in learning - details are on the city’s website.