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‘I did what I could…’: Mark Wright breaks down as he recalls trying to save a stranger with CPR

‘I did what I could…’: Mark Wright breaks down as he recalls trying to save a stranger from fatal cardiac arrest – as he highlights importance of CPR training

Mark Wright broke down in tears while appearing live on Thursday’s This Morning as he recalled trying to save a stranger’s life in a shocking incident.

The former TOWIE star, 35, told how he tried to perform CPR on a man at a hotel he was staying in while on holiday but sadly it was too late to keep him alive.

Mark explained that he and wife Michelle Keegan arrived in Tenerife for their trip and a woman approached him ‘in a tizz’ about her husband who had collapsed.

Sad: Mark Wright broke down in tears as he appeared live on Thursday’s This Morning as he recalled trying to save a man’s life

Getting emotional as he recalled the incident Mark, who had recently learnt CPR, said: ‘I did what I could – he was there for a while before I got there.’

‘He wasn’t necessarily alive when I gave him CPR but it allowed the ambulance to put him on a life support machine.

‘He wasn’t pronounced dead while he was in my hands.’

Upset: The former TOWIE star, 35, told how he tried to perform CPR on a man at a hotel he was staying in while on holiday but sadly it was too late to keep him alive.

Upset: The former TOWIE star, 35, told how he tried to perform CPR on a man at a hotel he was staying in while on holiday but sadly it was too late to keep him alive.

In this situation the man passed away, but it bought the family some time, Mark added. 

Mark appeared on the ITV daytime show alongside doctor Zoe Williams to highlight the importance on CPR training. 

Mark was praised by the man’s daughter Victoria on social media for his quick actions.

She wrote: ‘It was my Dad who had the cardiac arrest in Tenerife.

Vital: Mark appeared on the ITV daytime show alongside doctor Zoe Williams to highlight the importance on CPR training

Vital: Mark appeared on the ITV daytime show alongside doctor Zoe Williams to highlight the importance on CPR training

Tough: Getting emotional as he recalled the incident Mark, who had recently learnt CPR, said: 'I did what I could - he was there for a while before I got there'

Tough: Getting emotional as he recalled the incident Mark, who had recently learnt CPR, said: ‘I did what I could – he was there for a while before I got there’

‘I want to thank you again for your help and support, without it my mum wouldn’t have had the opportunity to say her goodbyes to Dad.

‘You are an absolute star and I’m so grateful you were there, you did your best and I’ll forever be grateful to you.’

Mark replied: ‘There you are Vic. I’ve been trying to find you. You were incredible for your dad and did him proud.

‘You was stronger than I can ever imagine someone would be in that situation. Send you all, all the love in the world Vic. Xx’

Help: He added: 'He wasn't necessarily alive when I gave him CPR but it allowed the ambulance to put him on a life support machine'

Help: He added: ‘He wasn’t necessarily alive when I gave him CPR but it allowed the ambulance to put him on a life support machine’

Oh no: Mark explained that he and wife Michelle Keegan arrived in Tenerife for their trip and a woman approached him 'in a tizz' about her husband who had collapsed

Oh no: Mark explained that he and wife Michelle Keegan arrived in Tenerife for their trip and a woman approached him ‘in a tizz’ about her husband who had collapsed

Mark had recently learnt CPR after one of his close friend’s dad died from cardiac arrest and so the technique was fresh in his mind. 

During the chat on This Morning host Phillip Schofield then recalled how he saved his father after he had a heart attack in front of him.

Again highlighting the importance of CPR he said: ‘I brought my dad back doing that.

Candid: During the chat on This Morning host Phillip Schofield then recalled how he saved his father after he had a heart attack in front of him

Candid: During the chat on This Morning host Phillip Schofield then recalled how he saved his father after he had a heart attack in front of him

‘And we got 20 extra years with him because of that, so you just never know,’ he said.

‘If I hadn’t been in that night, then you know, that would have been it. So it is worth knowing.’

During the interview Mark went on to call for all gyms and leisure centres to have a defibrillator in them in case of an emergency.  

Important: During the interview Mark went on to call for all gyms and leisure centres to have a defibrillator in them in case of an emergency

Important: During the interview Mark went on to call for all gyms and leisure centres to have a defibrillator in them in case of an emergency

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