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Blaydon Race Runner Alan Chaplin survives heart attack

The wife of a man who took part in the iconic Blaydon Race through the streets of Newcastle has praised fellow runners who saved his life after he suffered a heart attack.

Retired civil servant Alan Chaplin, 64, collapsed mid-way through the race on 9 June.

But a group of fellow competitors, including two nurses, gave Mr Chaplin first aid while a defibrillator was brought to the scene.

His wife Pauline praised those who treated her husband, saying he would almost certainly have died without their help.

Look North's Andrew Hartley reports.

  • 11 Jun 2015
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