Lifeguards praised after man suffers cardiac arrest at Beccles Lido

The air ambulance landing at Beccles Lido. Picture: Joe Brady.

The air ambulance landing at Beccles Lido. Picture: Joe Brady. - Credit: Archant

Lifeguards at Beccles Lido have been praised after a man went into cardiac arrest at the pool yesterday.

The man, believed to be in his 60s or 70s, was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital yesterday afternoon.

Off-duty ambulance staff and nurses at the pool helped the man when he collapsed, and ambulance crews arrived at the pool in Puddingmoor at about 2.45.

They were able to restart the man's heart and he was airlifted to hospital in a 'serious' condition, a spokesman for the ambulance service said.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance commended the lifeguards for their 'prompt actions' after pulling the man from the water.

A spokesman for the lido said: 'An elderly gentleman was seen experiencing some trouble in the pool and was quickly taken out.'

The lido was closed yesterday but reopened this morning.

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A statement on the pool's Facebook page said: 'The gentleman is receiving the best possible care in hospital and our thoughts are with him and with his family.'

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