Man in stable condition after being airlifted to hospital from country fayre near Beccles

East Anglian Air Ambulance. Photo: Bill Smith

East Anglian Air Ambulance. Photo: Bill Smith

A man who was airlifted to hospital after collapsing at Weston Country Fayre near Beccles is now in a stable condition.

The man in his 60s was performing in the fayre's arena yesterday lunchtime when he collapsed.

He was given CPR by a visitor at the event and was treated by paramedics just before 1pm. He was in cardiac arrest and was resuscitated by a team of community first responders and an ambulance crew.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) was called, and landed in a nearby field.

Dr Peter Temesvari, from the EAAA, assessed the man and gave him pain relief before airlifting him to the Norfolk and Norwich University hospital. His condition was described as life-threatening.

However a spokesman for the EAAA said he is now in a stable condition.

She said: 'It is understood he received some immediate, good quality CPR on scene from by-standers which undoubtedly played a big part in saving his life.'

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