11:26am Monday 30th January 2012
A “POPULAR” member of a Blakedown golf club died after collapsing while playing the sport.
The golfer suffered a cardiac arrest on the second hole at the Churchill and Blakedown Golf Club, last Thursday.
Club members desperately tried to resuscitate him before ambulance crews arrived at about 12.52pm. The Midlands Air Ambulance and a rapid response vehicle were also scrambled to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Ambulance crews took over resuscitation attempts and he was given advanced life support. He was airlifted to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, in Birmingham.”
Beverley Smith, assistant secretary at the golf club, who did not name the man, said: “It’s a tragedy really because he was a long-standing popular member. He was just playing golf.”
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