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  • Northside East

Locals are thanked for coming to man’s aid

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018 1:00pm
Locals are thanked for coming to man’s aid

Frank O’Flinn is very grateful for all the help he received when he had his fall in Raheny. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

Locals are thanked for coming to man’s aid

Frank O’Flinn is very grateful for all the help he received when he had his fall in Raheny. PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA

A NORTHSIDE man has expressed thanks to the many people who came to his aid after he fell on a road in Raheny. 

On October 10, Frank O’Flinn (70), from Donaghmede, tripped on broken concrete close to Our Lady Mother of Divine Grace Church while rushing to catch a bus.

Mr O’Flinn, who is a diabetic and has a heart condition, suffered minor cuts to his knee and elbow in the fall. 

“It was absolutely amazing the amount of people who came to help me,” he told Northside People.

“A woman came by and was first to offer help. Then an off-duty nurse arrived and two first aiders. A paramedic who was driving by had equipment in his car and offered help and also another paramedic arrived on the scene. An anesthetist was also passing by and helped as well as two doctors. Then an ambulance was called.”

While Mr O’Flinn was lying on the cycle track on the road, a fire brigade also stopped to see if it could do anything. And the help didn’t stop there.

“A local chemist came over with an aspirin tablet for me, and a local hairdresser came over with blankets to keep me warm,” he said. 

“A woman even stood in front of me to block the sun from my face,” he said. 

“The ambulance arrived and took me into Beaumont Hospital and I was brought straight down to the heart area.

“My heart rate was way down and that was of immediate concern. I was given a bed in the Coronary Care Unit (CCU).”

Mr O’Flinn remained in hospital on the Wednesday and Thursday before being released on the Friday night.

“Through the Northside People, I would like to say a sincere thank you to all those people who came to my aid and the staff at Beaumont Hospital,” he added. “It was absolutely incredible.”  

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