Trial hears Donald Gamble had wounds to abdomen, neck
An Iqaluit courtroom heard Monday from a nurse and a volunteer member of the Rankin Inlet Fire Department who were working in the early morning hours on Aug. 14, 2010 when Donald Gamble died.
Colin Makpah, 29, is charged with manslaughter in Gamble's death. He has pleaded not guilty.
James Wall was a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder with the Rankin Inlet Fire Department in August 2010. He testified via videoconference.
He says when he first arrived on scene, he saw Donald Gamble lying at the bottom of some steps.
Wall says Gamble had a cut on the back of his head. He and his colleague pulled up Gamble's shirt and Wall says they saw wounds consistent with a stabbing. Gamble was taken to the health centre.
The court also heard via phone from Shannon McKennitt, who was working as a registered nurse on duty at the health centre. McKennitt said that when Gamble arrived he was conscious and talking.
Based on her observations, he had four wounds on his abdomen and a wound on his neck.
McKennitt became concerned when he was unable to answer all her questions. Gamble's condition quickly got worse. Wall did CPR for about 45 minutes and then his colleague continued. Other efforts were made by medical staff to revive Gamble but they failed.
The trial continues today.