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On Duty Garda Saves Life Of Dublin Marathon Runner By Administering CPR

On Duty Garda Saves Life Of Dublin Marathon Runner By Administering CPR

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.

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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.

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Gary Connaughton

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