The verdict just came in on the Vancouver firefighter-paramedic who pronounced an unconscious man dead on December 3.
According to the city of Vancouver Fire Department, a team was dispatched to West Vancouver after receiving a report that a male had been found unconscious. The firefighters found the man unconscious and unresponsive with what appeared to be a suicide note in his lap. The man was pronounced dead.
Upon arriving on the scene, however, the police and medical examiner were surprised to find the corpse they were to investigate still had a pulse.
The undead was then transported to the hospital and has subsequently been released to roam the streets.
The investigation into the incident by the Vancouver Fire Department concluded that “the firefighter-paramedic at the scene failed to utilize secondary means of assessing the patient, such as using an electric heart monitor to definitely rule out any heart activity” according to the department's press release.
The firefighter-paramedic responsible for overlooking the man's pulse will be put on 30-day suspension, lose his state paramedic license and be placed on a professional standards probationary period.