An on duty Garda saved the life of a Dublin Marathon runner yesterday after the participant suffered a suspected heart attack during the race.
Over 20,000 runners took to the streets of the capital yesterday to take place in the event, with thousands more spectators and volunteers present. The emergency services on site were called into action when a man collapsed along the route.
According to Dublin Live, luckily a female detective was on site to administer life-saving CPR until further help arrived.
Great outcome at Dublin Marathon yesterday - an on duty Clondalkin based detective saved the life of a marathon runner. The man collapsed as he suffered a heart attack. She commenced CPR & saved his life. He was taken by DFB to hospital where he is going to make a full recovery.
— Niall O'Connor (@NI_ALLO) October 28, 2019
A spokeswoman for Dublin marathon confirmed the incident:
The Dublin Marathon can confirm that a participant took ill yesterday on course of the KBC Dublin Marathon.
We can confirm that a Garda was present and that the runner was attended to by the medical team immediately and taken to hospital by ambulance; they are expected to make a full recovery.
An incredible story.