The Saguenay-based Airmedic team carried out two rescue missions in rapid succession: the first Tuesday night at Lac Vermont in the Valin Mountains near Saguenay, and the second this morning at Lac Miroir in Haute-Mauricie. Both people rescued were transported to the Chicoutimi hospital for treatment.
Tuesday night, the crew lifted off from the Saint-Honoré airport to assist a Lac Vermont cottage-goer who was suffering from violent vomiting and abdominal pain requiring immediate medical attention. This morning, Airmedic came to the rescue of a man who had fallen 20 feet from a scaffold that collapsed as he was working on his cottage. Fortunately, both individuals rescued were Airmedic members and their spouses called the emergency hotline.
“Both missions show the importance of Airmedic coverage. Too many people mistakenly think that Airmedic is just for thrill-seekers who love extreme sports. But the truth is both of these rescue missions clearly show that anyone can have an accident or health incident requiring emergency care. Airmedic is actually good for anyone who loves life!” said company president and CEO Christian Trudeau.
One of the victims’ spouses has already come forward to publicly express his appreciation and gratitude to Airmedic. Congratulations to all those who helped make these rescue missions a success!