An elderly woman who is in critical condition given CPR. The woman is hospitalized at a Calgary hospital after being pinned by an overhead parkade door at a northwest Calgary condo complex.
The emergency crews were called to Riverside Towers on Point McKay Crescent, just east of the intersection of Bowness Road and Shaganappi Trail N.W. Upon arrival of the fire crews, they find a woman in her 70s on the ground, pinned beneath the complex’s parkade door.
According to Mike King, acting battalion chief for the Calgary Fire Department, they utilized spreaders on the engine to lift the garage door and remove the lady from that position.
The firefighters started CPR when they realized the woman was not breathing and did not have a pulse. The woman was transferred to the care of EMS and rushed to Foothills Hospital where she remained in a critically, life-threatening condition surrounded by her family.
The circumstances surrounding the accident remains under investigation. The members of the city’s building safety response teams are also investigating.
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