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Wednesday 26 July 2017

Passer-by saves golfer after he went into cardiac arrest on golf course

DFB were called to the golf course
DFB were called to the golf course
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

A passer-by saved the life of a man who went into cardiac arrest while golfing yesterday morning in Co Dublin.

After the man collapsed at the Grange Castle Golf Course, the bystander began CPR and was given instructions by Dublin Fire Brigade (DFB) over the phone.

The golf club had a defibrillator on scene and it was used to keep the man alive.

An advanced paramedic on the DFB engine provided advanced life support essentially bringing emergency department treatment to the scene.

They said the incident showed the importance of knowing the life-saving CPR skills.

"The chain of survival is early access, CPR, defibrillation & advanced life support. This had all the elements. We're encouraging everyone to learn CPR as it can really help the patient before the arrival of the emergency services," said a spokesperson for the DFB.

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