A MAN'S life was saved by a heroic bystander after he collapsed due to cardiac arrest on a Dublin beach on Wednesday.
The incident occurred on a beach in Portmarnock.
A passerby reportedly noticed the fellow beach-goer struggling before falling to the floor, and rushed over to provide CPR.
Emergency workers from Dublin Fire Brigade, the Ambulance Services and the Irish Coast Guard later attended the scene and tended to the individual.
Dublin Fire Brigade were quick to thank the local hero and later sent out a tweet about the incident, stressing the importance of keeping access to public areas like beaches clear so that they can provide aid and support efficiently and safely.
Firefighter/Ps from Kilbarrack teamed with @IrishCoastGuard and NAS today to respond to a cardiac arrest on the beach in Portmarnock. There was a successful resuscitation on scene.
This why we ask that emergency access to beaches and amenities are maintained at all times. pic.twitter.com/n7Yr7vbRj6
— Dublin Fire Brigade #StayHomeSaveLives (@DubFireBrigade) March 24, 2020
"With #Covid19Ireland in the news it's worth remembering the basics like CPR still work #ROSC." They said.
Amazingly, this was the second time someone's life had been saved by an heroic passerby in Dublin yesterday.
Earlier, a man collapsed in Skerries and was aided swiftly by a bystander moments later.