Man suffers cardiac arrest at Yarmouth Stadium

Yarmouth Stadium on Caister Road.
Picture: James Bass

Yarmouth Stadium on Caister Road. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2006

A man was taken to hospital after he suffered a cardiac arrest at a dog track.

The emergency services were called to Yarmouth Stadium on Saturday night after reports that a man in his 40s had collapsed and was not breathing.

It is believed a member of the public started chest compressions before the arrival of the emergency services at 7.42pm.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service Trust (EEAST) said they dispatched a rapid response vehicle, ambulance crew, ambulance officer, and the air ambulance from the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) charity.

They added: 'Medics were on scene within eight minutes of the call to treat the man, believed to be in his 40s, who was unconscious and not breathing.

'Fortunately, medics were able to resuscitate the man before stabilising him and taking him to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further care.'

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