Man in ‘critical condition’ after collapsing in Lowestoft street

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Picture Archant Library. - Credit: Archant Norfolk

Paramedics and firefighters helped an elderly man, who collapsed in Lowestoft.

East Anglian Air Ambulance. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

East Anglian Air Ambulance. PHOTO: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The man, believed to be in his 80s, was taken to hospital in a 'critical condition' after he suffered a medical incident in the Broadwaters Road area about 12.30pm last Friday (May 12).

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: 'We were called at 12.32pm on Friday to Broadwaters Road to a report of a man who collapsed and had stopped breathing. Fire service co-responders, an ambulance crew, rapid response vehicle, ambulance officer and East Anglian Air Ambulance were dispatched. They treated a man, believed to be in his 80s, who was in cardiac arrest. Following treatment at the scene, he was resuscitated and was taken by land ambulance to James Paget University Hospital in a critical condition.'

With the Anglia One helicopter landing near the scene at 1.01pm the critical care team gave the man specialist care before he was taken to hospital.

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