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Dublin: 11 °C Saturday 6 June, 2020

Off-duty paramedics perform CPR as runner collapses at race finish line

The man has been taken to St James’s Hospital following today’s incident at the Phoenix Park and is believed to be making a good recovery.

A RUNNER WHO took part in a half-marathon event at Dublin’s Phoenix Park today is recovering in hospital, after he suffered a cardiac arrest at the finish line.

Two Dublin Fire Brigade paramedics — one retired, one off-duty — who were also taking part in the race came to the man’s aid, and administered CPR.

Members of the St. John’s Ambulance arrived and also provided assistance. The man’s pulse returned after he was treated with a defibrillator, and he was then taken to hospital.

He’s being treated at St James’s Hospital, and is said to be making a good recovery this evening.

Around 2,000 people took part in the charity race at the Dublin park today, organised to raise funds for the Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice.

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