Man in a critical condition after collapsing in Lowestoft

East of England Ambulance Service. Picture Simon Finlay.

East of England Ambulance Service. Picture Simon Finlay. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

A man, believed to be in his 60s, has been taken to hospital 'in a critical condition' after he collapsed in Lowestoft.

Emergency services were called to an address on Clapham Road in Lowestoft at 2.27pm today (Tuesday), following reports that a man had collapsed.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: 'We dispatched a rapid response vehicle that was on scene within seven minutes. This was shortly supported by a Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service co-response unit, an ambulance crew, ambulance officer, and air ambulance from the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) charity.

'At the scene the man, believed to be in his 60s, was not breathing and confirmed in cardiac arrest.

'Fortunately crews have been able to resuscitate the man's heart and he has been taken to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston via land ambulance in a critical condition.'

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