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Doctor helps injured competitor mid-race at Splat Quack Go in Woodbridge

John Keep was taking part in the Splat Quack Go charity race when he came to the aid of a fellow competitor Photo: NHS

John Keep was taking part in the Splat Quack Go charity race when he came to the aid of a fellow competitor Photo: NHS

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John Keep, of St Stephens Gate Medical Practice, in Norwich, was taking part in the Splat Quack Go charity race in Woodbridge, Suffolk at the time.

The 37-year-old was just minutes from the finish line when he saw a competitor being treated by paramedics.

He said: “I could see the patient was being helped so I thought I had better check. When I got there, I could see it was possibly quite a bad fracture.

“Given the location it was going to be a while for an ambulance to come so I thought it best to stay.”

The patient, who suffered a lesser injury than first thought, was taken to hospital from the event on Saturday, June 16.

“I was glad to help but I did see my wife Lydia pass me and she now has bragging rights at home as the only official finisher,” Dr Keep added.

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