Hurling coach's life save by quick thinking parents

June 20, 2018

A view of a Waterford flag.
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A hurling coach in Waterford is recovering after he suffered a cardiac event at a juvenile match and was saved by actions of people at the game.

The man in his 40s collapsed during an under-13 game between Ballygunner and Lismore last Tuesday evening, but fortunately for him, there were three medical professionals present at the game and attended to the man straight away.

The two doctors and nurse who were present were supporting the children during the game when it was brought to a halt in order for them to attend the coach.

While waiting for an ambulance, the defibrillator at the Ballygunner grounds was used for the first time since it was installed a few years ago.

The ambulance then brought the man to University Hospital Waterford where he is still receiving treatment.

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