Man taken to hospital after collapsing in Lowestoft

Air and land ambulances were called to Milton Road East in Lowestoft.

Air and land ambulances were called to Milton Road East in Lowestoft. - Credit: Archant

A man, who collapsed in Lowestoft this morning (Monday), has been taken to hospital for further treatment.

Air and land ambulances were called to Milton Road East in Lowestoft.

Air and land ambulances were called to Milton Road East in Lowestoft. - Credit: Archant

Ambulance crews were called out at 8.26am, following reports that a man had collapsed in Milton Road East.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance service said that the male patient was in 'cardiac arrest' and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) – which managed to restart his heart – was carried out before he was taken by land ambulance to James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston in a 'serious condition.'

Two ambulance crews, two ambulance cars and an ambulance officer attended the scene and an air ambulance from the East of England Air Ambulance service, based in Norwich, also attended.

Suffolk Police were notified at about 9am that a man had gone into cardiac arrest and had been taken to the James Paget for treatment.


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The ambulance service spokesman said: 'A rapid response vehicle, two ambulance crews, an ambulance officer and the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) were dispatched and treated the man, and were able to restart his heart before conveying him to James Paget Hospital via land ambulance in a serious condition.'

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