Chief Secretary saddened after runner dies during Tobago marathon
THA Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles has expressed sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sea to Sea Marathoner Andy Phillip, who passed away on Saturday morning.
Mr. Phillip collapsed near the finish line at Petit Trou Beach and was transported by the Tobago Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) to the Scarborough General Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department.
However, after attempts by the hospital team to resuscitate Mr. Phillip, he eventually succumbed to his condition.
Chief Secretary Charles said he was deeply saddened by the news.
“This is certainly not the kind of news I wished to hear coming out of one of our premier sporting events. I am deeply saddened by it. I have already spoken to Mr. Phillip’s partner Ms. Natasha Woodley and expressed my deepest condolences. I would also like to extend my sympathy to the Sea to Sea family and the organisers. My prayers are with all the family, friends and the event at this time.”
Mr. Charles also thanked all responders who contributed to the efforts to save. Phillip including, TEMS, the hospital team and the Tobago Emergency Management Agency (TEMA), who assisted in transporting relatives of Mr. Phillip to the Scarborough General Hospital.