Friday 24 March 2017

Daughter's anguish as she sees mother die on treadmill at gym

Angela Grogan who died in a gym
Angela Grogan who died in a gym
The Gym, in Carndonagh, Co Donegal where Angela Grogan died.

Linda McGrory

A MOTHER of four died yesterday as ran on a treadmill at her local gym with her daughter on the treadmill beside her.

Angela Grogan (60) took ill while running on a treadmill at The Gym, in Carndonagh, Co Donegal at about 9.30am.

Her daughter, Michelle (30) was using a treadmill alongside, when her mother suffered a suspected heart attack and died. Mrs Grogan's body was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for a post-mortem.

"She was walking on the treadmill at first and then she was running and then it happened," said heartbroken Michelle.

The family live in Glengad Mountain, Malin, on the Inishowen peninsula.

Ms Grogan and her English-born husband Michael (58) moved to her native Glengad from Lancashire in 1996. Their other children are Clare (27) and Laura (25), and she was grandmother to Riley (5).

Irish Independent

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