Wednesday 28 September 2016

Emergency services save life of man (30s) who collapsed during Dublin half marathon event

Published 09/07/2016 | 21:17

Clontarf Seafront
Clontarf Seafront

A man in his early 30s collapsed during a half marathon event in Dublin on Saturday morning.

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The runner was competing in the Clontarf Half Marathon when he went into cardiac arrest.

Emergency services reacted swiftly and the man was given CPR at the scene by volunteers from the Dublin Civil Defense.

A Dublin Fire Brigade spokesperson praised the actions of bystanders and the Civil Defence team in helping save the man's life.

The runner was conscious on arrival at the hospital and is currently in a stable condition.

The Clontarf Half Marathon is an annual event which takes place in a return loop from the Clontarf promenade past Bull Island to Sutton Lane.

Participants taking part left the start line at 9am this morning.

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