Elderly man revived by Ottawa Paramedics by the Rideau Canal

An elderly man was revived by paramedics this afternoon. 

The man was riding his bike beside the Rideau Canal near Somerset when he collapsed from cardiac arrest.

Bystanders close by were able to rush to the man and perform C-P-R. 

Ottawa Paramedics soon arrived and the man was revived. 

They say the actions of the bystanders helped to greatly improve his chances of survival.

Elderly male revived from cardiac arrest by medics this PM. Male was cycling beside the Rideau Canal near Sommerset when he collapsed. Bystanders intervened right away and started CPR, increasing greatly his chances of survival.Thank you for those who jumped into action. #ottnews

— Ottawa Paramedic Svc (@OttawaParamedic) September 15, 2018