LifesaversDid you die?  ‘Three times… and three people brought me back to life’

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Can you help?  Patrick Sweeney is searching for the doctor and paramedics who saved his life.

Friday the 7th of December is a date Patrick will never forget, although he has no memories of much of the day.  He was driving through Templeogue in South Dublin when he suffered a cardiac arrest while behind the wheel.

“My son thought I was joking until I crashed in to the car in front of me”

What happened next saved Patricks life.

The person whose car he crashed in to was a doctor.  She made the call for two paramedics to come, then helped Patrick’s son (who was in the car with him) to get him out of the vehicle.  The paramedics arrived and performed CPR on Patrick, saving his life on three separate occasions until he could be brought to hospital.

Patrick believes the doctor’s name is Ashlyn Lou but is not sure of the spelling and cannot find her contact details or any more information on the paramedics who saved his life.

After being put in to a coma for three days, Patrick is now recovering at home, and hopes to be able to contact the people who saved his life.

If anyone has any information, please get in touch with the show 1850 715 815 or email

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