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Tuesday 23 October 2018

Tragic scenes in Courtown Harbour as man (58) dies from suspected heart attack

Man (58) passes away from suspected heart attack
Man (58) passes away from suspected heart attack

Sara Gahan

There were tragic scenes in Courtown on Wednesday afternoon when a 58-year old man died from a suspected heart attack.

It is understood the man is from Dublin and was down for the day with his wife. He got into difficulty at around 4 p.m. while walking on the beach north of Courtown Harbour.

Courtown/Arklow Coast Guard Unit received a call from the Marine Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) in Dublin at 4.05 p.m., requesting them to assist a 58-year-old casualty who had suffered a suspected cardiac arrest.

David Swimburne from the Coast Guard Unit arrived with his crew at 4.12 p.m., he said the paramedics were already working on the man on the beach. Local Gardaí were also on scene.

'We were tasked by the Ambulance Service and MRCC called us,' said David. 'We assisted by getting the male off the beach and into the ambulance.'

Despite the best efforts of all involved, the man died.

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