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‘Dead’ man revived at ploughing championships by security guard

Caitlin McBride

Published 26/09/2013 | 13:45

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A man was pronounced dead before later being revived at the National Ploughing Championships this morning.

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The man, described as being in his 50s, was found unconscious near the toilets on the Stradbally, Co Laois site early this morning by security staff.

The quick-thinking security guard performed CPR before medical staff rushed to his aid.

He was pronounced dead before he was resuscitated in an ambulance on site and a heartbeat was recovered.

He is now in recovery at Portlaoise Hospital, where he was rushed by ambulance this morning.

A medical source said: "He was found by security at the port-a-loos this morning, who, thankfully gave him CPR.

"We had to resuscitate him four times before he had a heartbeat again.

"He was still unconscious when he was transferred to Portlaoise [hospital] this morning, but he should be fine now.

"He was extremely lucky that he was found when he was."

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