Quick action by Queens District RCMP members saves man in medical distress

June 23, 2022
Queens District, Prince Edward Island

News release

The Queens District RCMP is commending quick actions by its members during a call involving a man in medical distress.

On June 18, 2022, at around 3:30 p.m., the Queens District RCMP received a request to check on the wellbeing of 56-year-old man at his residence. When members arrived on the scene, the man was found unconscious, lying on the floor. The attending members, who have advanced training as Emergency Medical Response Team members (EMRT), were able to quickly assess him and begin treatment.

EMRT members are specially trained officers who are able to treat injuries in high risk situations where regular emergency medical services are unable to attend.

"Our members did an outstanding job using their training and the full range of their skills to quickly assess and attend to the man," says Sgt. Chris Gunn of the PEI RCMP. "The fast actions of the members on scene provided life-saving medical care."

The man was transferred to Island EMS for care and was taken to hospital where he is now recovering.

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Contact information

Sgt. Chris Gunn
PEI RCMP
902-218-2863

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