Footy Player Has To Be Brought Back From the Brink of Death As He Collapses During Game and Gets Rushed to Hospital in an Air Ambulance
By Shayne Bugden
An Aussie Rules player needed to be resuscitated and given treatment with a defibrillator after collapsing during a game in country Victoria on Saturday afternoon.
The unnamed footballer suffered a suspected heart attack while playing for Caramut at the town’s oval about 250km west of Melbourne and had to be flown to Geelong Hospital in a serious condition.
He is believed to be aged in his 50s.
Mininera and District Football League president Dale Bruns said volunteers from the club had to perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation and use a defibrillator as they waited 20 minutes for paramedics to arrive.
‘The players are certainly in shock, there’s no doubt about that,’ Bruns told the Herald Sun.
‘As these incidents effect people in different ways, we will be supporting them in any way possible.’
The incident occurred at around 12.40pm as the club played a reserves match against Ararat.
A spokesperson for Ambulance Victoria said the player was treated for a ‘medical condition’ at Caramut Recreation Reserve.