Boy, 12, rescued by 24-year-old man but another man drowns while trying to assist
CBC News Posted: Aug 24, 2014 10:29 AM ET Last Updated: Aug 24, 2014 1:57 PM ET
Family members have identified Michael Lumahang of Ottawa as the man who drowned while trying to help rescue a 12-year-old boy from the Ottawa River.
Family members of Michael Lumahang, including his wife, above, await news of the Ottawa man Saturday night near the Ottawa River. (CBC)
Ottawa paramedics say they responded to a report of someone drowning at Bate Island near the Champlain Bridge just before 7 p.m. Saturday.
When they arrived, paramedics treated a 12-year-old boy for mild hypothermia.
Police said two men were fishing when they saw the boy in the water. They said a 24-year-old man rescued the boy and was uninjured.
A 39-year-old man also jumped in the water to help with the rescue, but he disappeared. The police marine and dive unit found his body on Sunday at about 6:35 a.m.
Family members have identified the man as Michael Lumahang, 39, who lived in Ottawa but was originally from Manila, Philippines.
Chandra Lye, CTV Edmonton
Published Saturday, August 16, 2014 6:51PM MDT
Officials said Tam Van Ho, 28, has now been charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident.
The incident happened on July 20 at 100 Avenue and 117 Street.
Surveillance video of the suspect showed him entering Steamworks Bathhouse around 2 a.m. that morning and leaving around 4:24 a.m.
He then entered a BMW Z6 parked behind the Jewish Seniors Centre.
The victim was sleeping on the ground in the area when he was pushed and dragged along the ground by the vehicle.
He sustained non-life threatening injures.
Police said Ho turned himself in on Aug. 15.
He has since been released on a promise to appear.
With files from Julia Parrish
Read more: http://edmonton.ctvnews.ca/hit-and-run-driver-turns-himself-in-1.1963097#ixzz3AfMOxBDt
Christina Commisso, CTVNews.ca
Published Monday, July 21, 2014 11:24AM EDT
Leukemia patient Mai Duong is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant — something doctors say the Montreal resident requires within a matter of weeks.
While finding a well-matched stem cell donor is already a difficult task, the 34-year-old mother of one faces an added challenge: she’s Vietnamese.
Duong was first diagnosed with acute leukemia in 2013, when she was 15 weeks pregnant with her second child. She was forced to terminate the pregnancy as she underwent seven months of chemotherapy, putting her cancer into remission for seven months. Continue reading
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Low donation rates can lead to longer waits for non-white patients
BY CHAD SKELTON, VANCOUVER SUN JUNE 28, 2014
Surrey resident Karen Rai had been on the waiting list for a kidney for nearly a decade when, a year ago, one of her doctors told her the bad news: she would probably never get one.
Rai, who had grown weak from enduring dialysis four times a day, was shocked and saddened by the news.
But even more shocking was the reason her doctor, St. Paul’s Jagbir Gill, gave her: There simply weren’t enough organs in B.C. from donors who, like her, were South Asian. Continue reading