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Tragedy in the race on Saturday evening in Monticelli Brusati. A 24 year old athlete, Fabio Pedretti from Gardone Valtrompia, died while running at the Uno di Monticelli, a night trail running event on the hills of Franciacorta.
The young trail runner fell ill around the 20th of the 27 kilometers of the race, in a downhill stretch. It was just after 20, he was in the leading group, when he collapsed to the ground. Rescue is immediate loaned by athletes with him in the race, who tried to practice mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and heart massage.
On the spot, a place inaccessible to motor vehicles and with very little range for cell phones, the rescuers sent by Areu with the defibrillator also arrived. The attempt to recover the 24 year old it lasted endless tens of minutes.
Once hoisted on the stretcher and carried by hand to the ambulance parked several hundred meters from the place of illness, the young man was taken to the hospital in Ome, where he arrived around 10 pm. The hospitalization was useless.
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