News

New West cop helps save a life

New Westminster police are crediting one of their own in helping save a 65-year-old woman’s life last Saturday.

An officer and her recruit came across a stopped ambulance in the 200 block of Columbia Street with its emergency lights flashing and the paramedics franticly opening compartments and pulling out a defibrillator.

During a transfer the patient had gone into cardiac arrest requiring both paramedics to help leaving no one to drive the ambulance. The constable was trained in CPR so she took over chest compressions while one of the paramedics drove to Royal Columbian Hospital and the recruit followed in the police car.

The patient was revived just as they pulled into the parking lot and she was rushed into the emergency ward. Police say the woman is recovering.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

TIMELINE: An interactive history of terrorist attacks and plots in Canada
 
Abandoned dogs find new homes
 
Fog, navigation methods blamed for container ship grounding in Fraser River
Surrey enforcer killed on the weekend
 
South Burnaby streets shut down by suicide threat
 
The art and science of barbecue
A place for Hadiya girls to belong
 
UPDATE: 2 confirmed dead in Marysville, Washington school shooting
 
Election 2014: Gayle Martin seeking re-election to Langley City council

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event