Golfer suffers cardiac arrest

Saturday 21st March 2015 – 4pm – Chris Kowalik.

A man has died after suffering a cardiac arrest on a golf course in Herefordshire.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a golf club in Wormsley at 10.10am where a golfer had taken ill on the tenth hole.

Two ambulance crews, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “There was a defibrillator in the clubhouse which someone went to get and club members performed CPR while ambulance crews were en-route.

“When crews arrived, they continued attempts to try to resuscitate him but despite all those best efforts of everyone involved, he was confirmed dead at the scene.

“Although on this occasion the man couldn’t be saved, members of the club should be commended for giving CPR and for having a defibrillator on site. We would encourage all clubs and groups to consider getting a defibrillator to give a cardiac arrest sufferer the best chance of survival.”

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