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Video: First responders saved my life - Co Antrim man Hugh McManus


A Co Antrim man has told of how Community First Responders (CFPs) saved his life after he had a cardiac arrest.

Hugh McManus from Cushendall, on the north Antrim coast, says he is indebted to the local CPRs who kept him alive until paramedics arrived.

Cushendall is 45 minutes from the nearest hospital.

He was speaking at St Louise's Comprehensive in west Belfast, one of a number of NI schools taking part in a UK-wide initiative to train young people in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation skills (CPR).

The programme is being organised locally by the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service in association with the British Heart Foundation and other associated organisations.

Throughout Northern Ireland, 1400 people suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year - but less than 10% survive.

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