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Officer who tried to save Lac Leamy drowning victim says CPR training important

Officer who tried to save Lac Leamy drowning victim says CPR training important

'Whatever it is that you do, go help, because you could make a difference,' officer says

CBC News Posted: Jul 05, 2015 2:54 PM ET Last Updated: Jul 05, 2015 3:10 PM ET

Det.-Const. Hussein Assaad says some people stood by and did nothing after a 24-year-old drowning victim was pulled out of Lac Leamy on Thursday evening.

Det.-Const. Hussein Assaad says some people stood by and did nothing after a 24-year-old drowning victim was pulled out of Lac Leamy on Thursday evening. (CBC News)

An Ottawa police officer who tried to save a young man who drowned last week says it's important for everyone who witnesses emergencies to try to help, after he watched some people stand by and do nothing.

Det.-Const. Hussein Assaad was off duty at Lac Leamy in Gatineau, Que., with family and friends on Thursday night when they heard people screaming for help.

Read more here:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/officer-who-tried-to-save-lac-leamy-drowning-victim-says-cpr-training-important-1.3139099