Man in a ‘life-threatening’ condition after collapsing at country fayre near Beccles

The East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance helicopter.

A man in his 60s has been airlifted to hospital in a life-threatening condition after collapsing at Weston Country Fayre near Beccles.

The man, who was performing in the fayre's arena at the time, was given CPR by a visitor at the event and then treated by paramedics just before 1pm on Sunday. He was in cardiac arrest and was resuscitated by a team of community first responders and ambulance crew.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) was called, with Anglia One able to land in a nearby field.

An EAAA doctor and paramedic assessed the man and gave him pain relief before airlifting him to the Norfolk and Norwich University hospital.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service described the man's condition as 'life-threatening'.

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