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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Defibrillators coming to Vancouver community centres

A pilot project to put defibrillators in some Vancouver community centres is scheduled to begin just weeks after the death of a hockey player.

Richard Pytel, 37, died on Sunday of an apparent heart attack while playing hockey as part of a fundraiser at the Britannia Centre rink on Commercial Drive.

Pytel stepped off the ice to make a phone call, then collapsed. Help came almost immediately, but it was too late.

"Several of the participants, including a fireman, used CPR. The pool staff came over and five minutes later the ambulance staff was here," said Enzo Guerriero, executive director of Britannia.

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