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Two people die while shoveling in Renfrew County

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Many Citizens of Eastern Ontario cleared the snow from the entrance to their homes after a heavy snowfall in the region. (Archive photo)


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Two people in Renfrew County, aged between 50 and 70, died of cardiac arrest Saturday while shoveling.

The county's chief paramedic, Michael Nolan, did not specify the names of the victims , nor their age, nor any other information about them.

Any loss of life is a tragedy that hits hard a community like Renfrew County, Nolan said.

After the heavy snowfall in eastern Ontario on Saturday, Mr. Nolan said that many citizens of Renfrew County were busy shoveling at home, including the two victims. In each case, passers-by attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and quickly called for help.

After being transported to hospital, the victims lost their lives.

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County Chief Paramedic Michael Nolan.

Mr. Nolan says that after heavy snowfall, paramedics often expect to receive calls about injuries or other medical complications, such as falls and falls. x27;shortness of breath.

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We want to help people reduce the risk of injury or death taking care of themselves and thinking about how they prepare and feel as they exert their energy shoveling.

A quote from Renfrew County Chief Paramedic Michael Nolan

Renfrew County Chief Paramedic Recommends to pay particular attention to symptoms preceding cardiac arrest, including dizziness, chest pain and shortness of breath. If anyone experiences these symptoms, Nolan suggests calling paramedic services as soon as possible.

An exercise physiologist in Gatineau, Stéphan Ouimette, recalls that every year, people lose their lives when they pellet. He points out that shoveling is often done quickly and requires intense effort. According to him, when you shovel, the heart works much harder and in a shorter period than when you practice other daily physical activities. This can cause cardiorespiratory discomfort, he warns.

Mr. Ouimette advises warming up before shoveling. He says this habit can help improve blood circulation and heart regularity.

If a person is at risk of heart disease or has previously experienced cardiovascular arrest, authorities recommend that& ;#x27;she is supervised by someone while she shovels.

With information from Jean-Sébastien Marier and CBC News

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116