Man rushed to hospital after suffering cardiac arrest in Great Yarmouth

Photo: Steve Adams

Photo: Steve Adams

A man was rushed to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest in Great Yarmouth.

A volunteer critical care paramedic from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service (SARS) charity was mobilised to attend a male patient who went into cardiac arrest in Great Yarmouth on Friday morning.

The incident happened at just after 10am.

The patient, who was in his 50s, was given CPR by bystanders.

Working with paramedics and a team from the East Anglian Air Ambulance, the SARS CCP administered specialist drugs and performed an advanced airway intervention to help stabilise the patient before his transfer to hospital.

The fire service and the ambulance service were also in attendance.

A spokesman for SARS said: 'We can give no further information at this time.'

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A spokesman for the fire service said one appliance from Gorleston assisted the Ambulance Service.

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