Man taken to hospital in life-threatening condition after water rescue near Great Falls
Bystanders and local paramedics tried to resuscitate man, then STARS first responders joined in
A 22-year-old man was taken to hospital in critical, life-threatening condition after a water rescue Sunday afternoon in Great Falls, Man., according to STARS Air Ambulance.
Chad Saxon, a representative for STARS, says the air ambulance was called to the scene at about 3:10 p.m.
Bystanders and local paramedics were already working to resuscitate the man when STARS arrived, Saxon said.
Local paramedics took the 22-year-old to the closest hospital in Pine Falls, about 100 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg.
CBC News reached out to RCMP for an update on the man's condition. A spokesperson said information will be released on Monday.
- In a previous version, CBC News reported the 22-year-old man was airlifted to hospital by STARS Air Ambulance, based on information from STARS. In fact, he was taken to hospital by a local ambulance.Jul 12, 2020 10:25 PM CT