Emergency services called after man collapses in street

Ambulances. Picture: James Bass

Ambulances. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2008

A man in his 50s was taken to hospital for further treatment after collapsing in the street and suffering a cardiac arrest in Lowestoft.

The emergency services were called out about 4.50pm on Wednesday, March 8 following reports that someone 'had collapsed near Oulton Street.'

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: 'We sent two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance, an ambulance officer and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. 'The patient, a man, was treated at the scene having gone into cardiac arrest and was taken by land ambulance to the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston.'

An air ambulance spokesman said they were called out at 5.15pm, with the crew of Anglia One flying to Lowestoft. The spokesman said: 'Dr Karen Rhodes and critical-care paramedic Rod Wells assessed the patient, who had received CPR. They then accompanied him by road ambulance to the James Paget Hospital for further treatment.'


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