Man rushed to hospital in critical condition after cardiac arrest

Magpas air ambulance in flight. Photo: Rob Holding.

Magpas air ambulance in flight. Photo: Rob Holding. - Credit: Archant

A man was rushed to hospital in a critical condition after suffering a cardiac arrest in Huntingdon last night (Tuesday).

A team from Magpas was called to a location near Huntingdonshire Regional College at about 7.30pm, where they treated a man who was having a cardiac arrest.

Doctor Charlotte Haldane and paramedic Alex Pearce arrived in Huntingdon via a Magpas Air Ambulance rapid response vehicle.

A spokesman for Magpas said: “The enhanced medical team assessed the patient, who was in his 70s, who was placed into a medically-induced coma at the scene. “They then accompanied him to Papworth Hospital via land ambulance where he was in critical condition upon arrival.”

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance service said: “We were called to reports of a patient in cardiac arrest in Avenue Road, at 7.18pm.

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“Three ambulances and the Magpas rapid response vehicle attended the scene. Crews worked together to treat the patient, who was taken to Papworth Hospital in a critical condition.”

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