Footy player must be brought back from the brink of death as he collapses during the game and is taken to the hospital by air ambulance
- A man in his fifties suspected a heart attack in western Victoria
- Club volunteers had to resuscitate him for 20 minutes waiting for paramedics
An Aussie Rules player had to be resuscitated and treated with a defibrillator on Saturday afternoon after he collapsed during a game in the country of Victoria.
The unnamed footballer suffered a suspected heart attack while playing for Caramut at the city’s oval, about 150 miles west of Melbourne, and had to be flown to Geelong Hospital in serious condition.
He is believed to be in his fifties.
Mininera and District Football League chairman Dale Bruns said the club’s volunteers were required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use a defibrillator while waiting 20 minutes for paramedics to arrive.
The unnamed footy player had to be resuscitated and treated with a defibrillator during the 20-minute wait for paramedics to arrive (pictured, an unidentified Caramut player who is not the man who collapsed Saturday)
“The players are definitely in shock, there’s no doubt about that,” Bruns told the Herald Sun†
“Because these incidents affect people in different ways, we will support them in every way we can.”
The incident took place around 12:40 p.m. when the club was playing a reserve game against Ararat.
An Ambulance Victoria spokesperson said the player was being treated for a ‘medical condition’ at Caramut Recreation Reserve.