He found the one who saved her life

News 19 July, 2017
    Wayne Pilling, a man rescued after a cardiopulmonary arrest on July 10, 2017, has met his rescuer, William McGuire.

    Richard Olivier

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017 20:07

    Tuesday, 18 July 2017 20:13

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    A week after being rescued following a cardiopulmonary arrest, a man of 69 years found the patrolman who saved her life.

    It all started on Monday 10 July. While Wayne Pilling walked in the Old Port, he collapses on the sidewalk, just in front of the Montréal science Centre.

    The patrol boat from the Old Port, William McGuire, received an emergency call and headed immediately to the scene. He then comes to the rescue of the victim with one of the two defibrillators are kept permanently in the car patrols.

    “He has advised a shock for a total of five times. And after the fifth time, while I massaged, the autonomous breathing of Mr. Pilling is back,” said Mr. William.

    This is without counting the witnesses of the scene, that gave a significant boost to the young man, before the Urgences-Santé arrives on the scene to drive the victim to the Hotel-Dieu of Montreal.

    Today, the resident of Pointe-Claire is doing well.

    No law requires the owners of a public place to keep a defibrillator nearby. But their effectiveness does not need demonstration.

    In effect, the cardiac massage combined with a defibrillator, the AED, increases the chances of survival of 50 %.