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Man goes into cardiac arrest in Sunday marathon

Posted at 11:48 AM, Nov 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-16 14:48:50-05

An elderly man went into cardiac arrest during the Las Vegas Rock 'n' Marathon Sunday evening.

Other marathon runners flagged down two American Medical Response supervisors who found the man unconscious on the ground. After assessing him, they realized he was suffering a cardiac arrest.
Hal Wyrick, AMR operations supervisor, and Eric Kipps, AMR communications supervisor, began to perform CPR. When they noticed the man’s heart was in a fatal, yet shockable rhythm, they requested an automatic external defibrillator.

The patient was transported to the main medical tent where there was a transport ambulance waiting. He was then taken to Sunrise Hospital.

The man's age and other details were not released.
This was the first time in five years that there has been a cardiac arrest incident at the Las Vegas Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.