Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Rugby players help referee after heart attack (UK)

Two Westbury rugby players had to resuscitate a referee during their game against Swanage & Wareham 2nds on Saturday after the official suffered a suspected heart attack. Hadden Graham, 55, who is the former treasurer and chairman of Marlborough Rugby Club, was in charge of the Dorset and Wiltshire League match at Westbury Sports Centre when he collapsed after 35 minutes. Westbury players Paul Jones, who works as a nurse, and Matt Inseal, a trained first responder, used a defibrillator and carried out CPR on the pitch. The Wiltshire Air Ambulance arrived at the scene at about 3.30pm and took the Marlborough man to the Royal United Hospital in Bath. He has since been transferred to Bristol Royal Infirmary, where he is still under sedation - Wiltshire Times

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