Linnets wear special kit in recognition of volunteers who saved a fan

Lynn's Ryan Clarke. Picture: Ian Burt

Lynn's Ryan Clarke. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

King's Lynn Town players wore a special one-off kit in recognition of the role St John Ambulance volunteers and hospital doctors played in saving a man who suffered a heart attack inside The Walks.

The Linnets' left their usual strip in the dressing room on Saturday and instead walked out for their FA Trophy encounter with Cambridge City wearing fluorescent green – the colour of the St John Ambulance.

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Volunteers from the emergency medical charity rushed to the stands at during the game earlier this year along with opposition goalkeeper Ben Scott when the man in his 70s suffered a cardiac arrest and had stopped breathing.

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They revived him using a defibrillator and treated him until an ambulance arrived and took the man to the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

A spokesman for the Linnets said club chairman Keith 'Buster' Chapman had watched the drama unfold from the stands.

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'His mind was made up on the day that St John Ambulance would be one of the charities we would raise money for,' the spokesman said.

'He saw all the good work they have done. They cover all of our fixtures throughout the season and he thought it was a worthwhile thing to do to give them some recognition.'

Read tomorrow's EDP for more details.

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