A 20-year-old male suffered a severe stab wound from his rifle-mounted bayonet after falling during the parade. Members of the Foot Guards who were on hand in case of emergency immediately provided first aid to the injured man, applying pressure to his wound until paramedics arrived.
In addition to his wound, paramedics treated the man for severe blood loss. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was in serious, but stable condition.
The man was screaming in pain for several minutes, but went silent once the medics began to treat him, said Gaber. Dozens of tourists remained on the scene, taking photos of the guard while he was wounded on the ground.
The man, who was marching in the last group of guards, had fallen as he was turning by the main gates on Lower Road on Parliament Hill, east of the Centennial Flame. A few seconds before he fell, another guard had also slipped in the same spot, but managed to recover and continue marching, said Gaber.- Ottawa Citizen
An earlier near miss makes it sound like it wasn’t the soldier’s fault. I hope he gets well.