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Mark Wright breaks down in tears recalling not being able to save man by CPR

Claire Reid

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Mark Wright breaks down in tears recalling not being able to save man by CPR

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Mark Wright became emotional while he spoke about trying to save a stranger’s life with CPR.

The former TOWIE star appeared on This Morning where he opened up about the tragic incident. You can see him talk about it here:

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Speaking to Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, Mark said he was on holiday in Tenerife with his wife Michelle Keegan when a distressed woman approached him saying her husband had collapsed.

Mark, who had recently done CPR training, heroically stepped in to help - but was sadly unable to save the man.

He said: “I said to Michelle, I’m going to have to go and because it was so fresh in my mind, it's having the confidence and knowing what to do. It’s taken me 35 years to know how to do CPR, and how it’s not in the school curriculum, I do not know.”

Becoming emotional, Mark continued: “I did what I could… he was there for a while before I got there.”

Mark became emotional as he spoke about the incident. Credit: ITV
Mark became emotional as he spoke about the incident. Credit: ITV

And although unable to save the man, Mark did keep him alive long enough for his family to have a chance to say goodbye.

He said: “I kept him - he certainly wasn’t fully alive - but he was coming back with certain breaths and it allowed him to be put on a life support machine so he wasn’t pronounced dead whilst he was under my hands, but I did all I could and that’s all you can do in that situation.”

Mark explained that he had CPR training thanks to his best friend friend, who tragically lost his dad to a cardiac arrest in 2019.

He explained the importance of learning CPR. Credit: ITV
He explained the importance of learning CPR. Credit: ITV

“My best friend is Charlie Edinburgh,” he told Holly and Phil. “The son of Justin Edinburgh who sadly lost his life from a cardiac arrest in 2019 and he started a charity helping people to learn CPR and trying to get defibrillators in as many places as possible.

“He asked me to be part of a video where I learnt CPR and convince others to do the same. And that day that I landed [in Tenerife] I received the video that I had shot a week before and literally from going to the airport and to the hotel, I had watched the video, checked into the hotel with my wife and this poor man's wife came up in tears and panicking saying her husband collapsed and nobody in the hotel responded.”

Topics: Celebrity, TV And Film, This Morning

Claire Reid
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