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PRC saves girl, man from drowning during Holy Week

April 11, 2023 People's Tonight 192 views

THE Philippine Red Cross (PRC) saved two people from near-drowning incidents during the Holy Week break: a 15-year-old girl in Wawa Dam’s tourism section in Bgy. San Rafael, Montalban, Rizal last April 9 Easter Sunday, and a male drowning victim in a resort in Panglao, Bohol.

The PRC Emergency Medical Services (EMS) from the Rizal Province Branch and PRC Bohol chapter quickly responded to the scene and provided emergency medical care to the patient, including opening the airway, which led to regaining their consciousness.

PRC Chairman Dick Gordon commended the quick response of the PRC EMS team and emphasized the importance of having well-trained emergency medical personnel and proper equipment in place to respond to such emergencies.

“This incident serves as a reminder of the crucial role that the Philippine Red Cross Rizal Chapter-Rizal Province Branch plays in saving lives and promoting public safety in our communities. Kudos to the PRC Rizal Chapter for their exceptional work in responding to emergencies and saving lives,” said Gordon.

As of April 10, 2023, PRC EMS volunteers and staff have already assisted 5, 234 individuals who had their blood pressure taken and experienced dizziness, laceration, abrasion, blister, loss of consciousness, numbness, sea urchin and bee sting, convulsion, chest pain, the difficulty of breathing, headache, and swelling.