DRUMMONDVILLE | A swim on Tuesday afternoon in a pool of Drummondville in the Centre-du-Québec, has turned to be a catastrophe for a young girl of 3 years, which had a fall of 3 meters from the stairs of a playground slide.
The small fell directly on the concrete surface of the pool of Saint-Jean-Baptiste and suffered a brain injury.
She was transported to the hospital in Drummondville before being transferred to the CHU Sainte-Justine, in Montreal.
According to the paramedics who were called to the scene, the lifeguards of the pool stepped in promptly stabilizing the victim and this has led to its rapid evacuation to the hospital.
“We came to inspect the installation, which is legal, but you want to observe how it could improve things so that an event like this doesn’t happen again,” said Thomas Roux, spokesman for the City of Drummondville.
“Every summer, we have cases that are memorable to people who are lesions at the level of the spinal cord or in the neck. These people may stay with long-term sequelae, or even devastating to their health,” said Dr. Nicolas Elazhary, emergency physician at CHU in the eastern Townships.
A paraplegic is launching a call for caution
The Sherbrooke Dominic Frappier, who became a paraplegic after a dip in a shallow lake, in knows something.
After having suffered a fracture of the spine, the man has spent the last 13 months at the Institut de réadaptation Gingras-Lindsay-de-Montréal.
“In a daily newspaper, it’s all change. You have to learn everything all over again: you get dressed, brushing the teeth… It’s a lot of energy and time also,” said Mr. Frappier to VAT New.
The former football player for the Green and Gold of the University of Sherbrooke is launching a call for caution.
“If I can educate a person to be more prudent in the daily life, avoid diving or just think before they act,” says the man, that will find the comfort of her home on Friday.
With information of Jasmine Dumas