In the early hours of last Saturday morning, Probationary Gardaí, Garda Callum Hegarty and Garda Thomas Hayes, were on beat patrol in Dublin City Centre with Trainee Garda, Joe Stubbings when they were flagged down by members of the public about a young man who had been found unconscious in Temple Bar.
They immediately ran to him.
All three assessed that he was not breathing and called for urgent assistance from emergency services. Garda Hegarty and Garda Hayes both began CPR while Trainee Garda Stubbings went in search of a defibrillator.

Minutes later he returned with the equipment and the three Gardaí took it in turns to perform CPR and get the person in position to activate the defibrillator in the hope of restarting his heart.
 Dublin Fire Brigade arrived and confirmed that the man, as feared, was in cardiac arrest. He was subsequently taken to St. James Hospital where he was treated and continues to make a full recovery over the past week. When our three colleagues checked in with the person after his was out of danger and his condition improved, they learned that he was visiting Ireland on a city break having travelled in from the Greater London area.
Without the help from kind passers-by and the life-saving intervention of our Garda colleagues, this could have been a very different story with a devastating outcome.

All three are attached to Pearse St Garda Station – Garda Hegarty took up his first post in An Garda Síochána just six months ago. Garda Hayes only very recently passed out and has been stationed in Pearse St for the past two weeks, while Trainee Garda Stubbings joined his new colleagues in the station about six weeks ago. Dublin is a safe, vibrant and bustling city for residents and visitors, and we will continue to be here to help make sure of that by keeping you all safe.


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