Man airlifted to hospital after Bideford 10k

Bideford 10k. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Bideford 10k. Picture: Graham Hobbs - Credit: Graham Hobbs

A 58-year-old was airlifted by Devon Air Ambulance after suffering a cardiac arrest at the event yesterday (Sunday).

Bideford 10k. Picture: Graham Hobbs

Bideford 10k. Picture: Graham Hobbs - Credit: Graham Hobbs

The Devon Air Ambulance was called to Bideford yesterday (Sunday) after a man suffered a cardiac arrest.

Paramedics were called at 12.20 when a 58-year-old man collapsed after finishing the Bideford 10k.

The man was given CPR, and is understood to have been treated with a defibrillator before being airlifted to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

A Facebook post by race organisers Bideford Amateur Athletic Club confirmed that the man was recovering in hospital.


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They said: “A massive heartfelt thank you to the group of runners and Medicare Southwest for their life saving actions at yesterday’s 10k - also to the emergency services and Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

“We are pleased to say the gentleman is recovering at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.”

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