Cardiac arrest on golf course

Wednesday 24th April 2013 – 7pm – Chris Kowalik.

A man has been taken to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest at Sutton Coldfield Golf Club.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the 16th hole at 3.50pm today.

Two rapid response vehicles, one driven by a paramedic area support officer, attended along with an ambulance crew and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “CPR was already being done on the man when crews arrived.
“Crews took over and got him into the land ambulance which had managed to be driven onto the 16th fairway.
“The man, who is in his seventies, was then taken to Good Hope Hospital. At the time of arrival at hospital, he had been resuscitated.

“This is why 999 and the ambulance service is here; for those genuine emergencies where every minute counts.”


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  1. The average age of people who suffer from the sudden cardiac arrest is 65, according to the American Heart Association and at this stage most people may have retired and spending more time on Golf.

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