Ottawa paramedics injured in blast out of hospital

Supt. Craig MacInnes (left) and Reid Purdy, two Ottawa paramedics badly hurt in a training...

Supt. Craig MacInnes (left) and Reid Purdy, two Ottawa paramedics badly hurt in a training explosion. They have both been released from hospital. (Submitted images)

Danielle Bell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:03 PM ET

Two Ottawa tactical paramedics have been discharged from hospital, more than a week after they were injured in an explosion during a training exercise.

Supt. Craig MacInnes and Reid Purdy had been receiving treatment since the June 18 blast in Kanata, that also led to minor injuries to another paramedic and two police officers.

It is believed to be the first time that such an incident with injuries has occurred with the Ottawa force.

The joint training exercise was practising forced entry techniques using an abandoned home along March Rd, which involved the use of explosive charges to breach doors.

There were about 40 Ottawa police and RCMP tactical officers, as well as tactical paramedics, during the exercise.


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