Health min­is­ter saves man’s life

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

GAN­DER, N.L. — New­found­land and Labrador’s health min­is­ter used CPR to save a man’s life at a lo­cal le­gion on the week­end.

John Hag­gie, a doc­tor, was dig­ging into a plate of brewis — a tra­di­tional dish made of cod and hard bread — at the Gan­der Le­gion when the man col­lapsed. Hag­gie re­fused to speak to re­porters about it Tues­day, but the in­ci­dent was con­firmed by an aide.

The aide con­firmed an ear­lier re­port that the man was not re­spon­sive and didn’t have a pulse — the two cri­te­ria to be­gin CPR.

The in­ci­dent hap­pened Satur­day dur­ing the Fes­ti­val of Flight’s tra­di­tional fish­er­man’s brewis lunch at the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 8.

Hag­gie, a gen­eral and vas­cu­lar sur­geon orig­i­nally from Manch­ester, Eng­land, served as pres­i­dent of the Cana­dian Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion and was elected to the pro­vin­cial leg­is­la­ture in 2015.

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