CDS atienden 717 emergencias, Semana Santa

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Story Credit: | Raúl Méndez of La Página

The humanitarian group accomplished its mission during the vacation season by sending it’s lifeguard personel to the beaches and aquatic tourist center to help in case of emergencies.

Representatives from Comandos de Salvamento report that their First aid workers attended to 717 emergencies during Holy Week Vacation that took place from the 5th to the 12th of April

388 cases were pacients with diffent circumstancial injuries, some including 6 gunshot injuries, 19 stabbings, 17 burned, 19 with fractures, 24 intoxicated, 45 with multiple traumas, and 45 patients resulting from traffic accidents.

CDS had also sent lifeguards to various beaches and tourist centers to help in case the summer time vacationers are in need of assisstance.
These lifeguards performed 212 water rescues, both simple and deep, at times using beach boats in order to save national and international tourists that were about to lose their lives by being swept away by the current. 

CDS also participated in the search for 12 lost national tourists around the base of San Salvador volcano. They were rescued by CDS with the assistance of other SAR institutions.  EMS personel also collaborated in putting out some structure and forest fires.

EMTs de Comandos atienden a un paciente durante semana santa 2009

Doctors, paramedics and EMTS at CDS posts on primary highways and other important areas, reported 329 consults of which 166 were common illnesses, 60 small surgeries, and 32 pregnancies, the latter of which were quickly rushed to the closest hospitals.
CDS is thankful for the community self-volunteers, and private business that offered their support so that the humanitarian operations during Holy Week vacation could be successful.

The National Civilian Protection agency reports the death of 53 people, 31 by MVA and 22 drownings.
However, the final results will be announced this Monday, perhaps arriving at 70 deaths without including thehomicides that are a daily occurence within the national territory.  EMTs of other institutions will also wrap up their projects this monday and lifeguards will be returning to their daily activities in their home towns.

One thought on “CDS atienden 717 emergencias, Semana Santa”

  1. Que buen trabajo y tecnicas de la unidad de rescate y socorrismo felicidades.

    What great service and technicians from your SAR group and EMTs, congratulations.

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