A 14-year-old boy has been hospitalized and is in critical condition after nearly drowning at Sasamat Lake on Saturday, according to a release from the Port Moody Police Department.
Beach-goers and Metro Vancouver parks staff pulled the unresponsive teen from the lake at about 4 p.m. and performed CPR.
After getting a report of a possible drowning, firefighters and paramedics scrambled to the scene, treated the boy, and arranged for him to be airlifted to hospital.
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The beach was temporarily evacuated to land the Air Ambulance.
“This was a very traumatic incident and there were hundreds of people on the beach when it occurred,” stated Port Moody Police Department media relations officer Const. Sam Zacharias in a release.
Zacharias asked anyone who knows the victim or was impacted by the near-drowning to call Victim Services at 604-937-1313.