RCMP looking for hero who performed CPR on heart attack victim on the SeaBus

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North Vancouver RCMP are looking for a local hero.

Shortly after the 8:45 a.m. sailing of the SeaBus from Waterfront Station on April 12, police say a passenger suffered a seizure and went into cardiac arrest.

“Witnesses stated his eyes rolled backwards… He stopped breathing basically,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, North Vancouver RCMP spokesman. “The unknown Good Samaritan jumped in and performed CPR, which ultimately saved the man’s life.”

Paramedics were ready and waiting when the SeaBus arrived on the North Shore, and the victim did survive, De Jong said. “Of course, as in the movies, the Good Samaritan slipped away.”

Although it’s not a police matter, investigators would like to find the man responsible for saving the life of his fellow commuter. He may in line for a commendation or official recognition of some kind, De Jong said.

The only description they have of the amateur life saver is that he was Caucasian with a slim build and was wearing yellow clothing at the time.

Police are hoping the do-gooder, or someone who knows him, will be in touch at 604-985-1311.

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