Irish J1 student in serious condition after swimming incident in US 3 years ago

Irish J1 student in serious condition after swimming incident in US

He was swimming with three other people.

An Irish J1 student is described as being in "very serious condition" after he was rushed to the hospital following an incident while swimming.

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The 22-year-old was swimming with three other people at a beach in Ocean City, Maryland early Wednesday morning when he suffered an apparent cardiac arrest.

Ocean City's Fire Department's (OCFD) rescue swimmers rushed to the scene around 6:30 am local time.

When they arrived, they found that four swimmers had went into the water and began to struggle.

One of the swimmers was able to make it to land and rang 911 for help and the team assisted two of the swimmers to the shore.

But during the rescue, the fourth swimmer - the Irish student - began to suffer from an "apparent cardiac arrest".

He was given CPR and transferred to the nearby Atlantic General Hospital where a statement from the OCFD describe him as being in "very serious condition".

The Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed they are aware of the incident and are providing consular assistance.

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