Tragedy in Brierley Hill

Monday 20th July 2015 – 5.30am – Steve Parry.

A man has died after getting into difficulty in a Brierley Hill pool

West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm it attended an incident at an area of water near Blewitt Street in Brierley Hill at just before 6.15pm. (Sunday)

Two ambulances together with a paramedic support officer; the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews attended an incident involving a person reportedly in difficulty in the water.

“A man was recovered from the water and found to be in cardiac arrest. Ambulance crews gave him advanced life support and he was airlifted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.”

“Sadly, the man died later in hospital.”

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