Cop dies in Cebu marathon

MANILA, Philippines – A policeman who joined the Cebu City leg of 7-Eleven Run 2023 on Sunday, February 5 died, the Regional Mobile Force Battalion in Central Visayas (RMFB-7) reported.

The seemingly fit 31-year-old cop was identified as Patrolman Lee Rodrocks Carbonilla.

Policeman Lee Rodrocks Sardiva Carbonilla, who collapsed while participating in the 7/11 fun run that traversed the Cebu Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) in Cebu City, died early morning on Sunday, February 5. Photo courtesy of Regional Mobile Force Battalion 7

The scout ranger, who participated the 21-km category, suddenly collapsed while running on the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) around 3:58 a.m.

Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, who was present during the marathon’s kick-off, said that a medical team responded to the incident.

“Per the ambulance crew, upon arrival, the patient was seen lying on the road having agonal breathing. CPR was immediately done on site and an estimated five shocks were given from AED all throughout transport to Cebu City Medical Center,” said Garganera.

Carbonilla, however, was declared dead on arrival by the attending doctor.

The reason for Carbonilla's death was “acute decompensated heart failure,” which caused him to have a sudden heart attack.

Reports said that Carbonilla had an active lifestyle and joined several fun runs.

“He was an athletic person. He participated in events like fun runs regularly. He was a Scout Ranger that’s why we knew him to be healthy,” said Col. Ronan Claravall, head of the RMFB 7.

Organizers of the 7-Eleven Run 2023 is yet to release a statement as of this writing.

— The Summit Express

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