The coroner Julie Langlois presented her report on the death of Hugo St-Onge, Thursday, in Quebec.
July 30, 2020 11h27
Updated at 17: 03
Death of a young paramedic in Lévis: a preventable death and still a lack of ambulances
The death of the young paramedic Hugo St-Onge, 24 years, in December 2017 was one death possibly preventable, concludes the coroner’s Me Julie Langlois, which recommends, in particular, to add numbers to the paramedics on the territory of Lévis. The young man in cardio-respiratory arrest waited for the ambulance for 21 minutes.
“For me, it is clear that the lack of effective ambulance has played an important role in the record of Mr. St-Onge,” says the coroner Langlois. He who saved lives, was not able to be saved…”
On December 27, 2017, Hugo St-Onge will join his girlfriend at home, in Lévis, in the quartier St-Jean-Chrysostome. Shortly after being put to bed, the young man begins to convulse. His breath becomes irregular and choppy. His girlfriend immediately contact the emergency services. It is 00h31. The young woman finds out during the call that her lover stops breathing. She began cpr.