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Coast Guard Helicopter Arrives To Aid Thurles Pedestrian

Emergency services including the Irish Coast Guard Rescue helicopter attended at Thurles yesterday morning, following the collapse of a male on the street, close to the Matthew Avenue junction with Abbey Road and Friar Street, and near to the former Park Avenue House Hotel in the town.

Irish Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter attending at Thurles yesterday morning, coming into land at Dr. Morris Park, in the town. [Picture Courtesy Brian Corbett.]

Onlookers passing, first became aware of the incident; going to the aid of the pedestrian during the busy morning rush hour; and summoning the emergency services.  Two ambulances, paramedics, an emergency services motor vehicle and Thurles Gardaí were quickly at the scene, to treat and carry out Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on the victim.

The Irish Coast Guard Rescue helicopter was summoned; landing in Dr. Morris Park, close to Semple Stadium. The victim was transported by ambulance the short distance to Dr. Morris Park and quickly flown to hospital.

We wish the victim a speedy recovery.

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