Manitoba

Man taken to hospital in life-threatening condition after water rescue near Great Falls

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.

Bystanders and local paramedics tried to resuscitate man, then STARS first responders joined in

STARS Air Ambulance was called to Great Falls for where a man nearly drowned on Sunday afternoon. (Sarah Lawrynuik/CBC)

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.

Corrections

  • 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

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