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999 calls sparks 'tri-lateral' medical response during qualifying session

Individual suffers cardiac arrest but TT practice session not disrupted

TT organisers have praised medical professionals involved in providing ‘life-saving intervention’ after someone suffered a cardiac arrest during yesterday’s qualifying session.

A non-racing medical emergency was declared, during the Supersport and Supertwin session, a short distance from the course in Glen Vine.

Emergency services representatives relayed the 999 call to Race Control who were able to coordinate a ‘tri-lateral’ response.

This included two rapid response vehicles from Manx Roadracing Medical Services, the Isle of Man Ambulance Service and the Great North Air Ambulance Service.

The individual was then flown to Liverpool for further hospital treatment.

A spokesperson for Isle of Man TT said: “This tri-lateral cooperation, coordinated from a remote location and undertaken without disrupting an active qualifying session, was a first for the three services and was only possible thanks to the expertise and rigorous training of everyone involved, and is testament to the world-class care delivered as part of the Isle of Man TT Races.”

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