Man pronounced dead in Hatfield following cardiac arrest

PUBLISHED: 09:57 07 March 2016 | UPDATED: 09:58 07 March 2016

An air ambulance at Roe Hill playing fields in Hatfield on Mother's Day

An air ambulance at Roe Hill playing fields in Hatfield on Mother's Day

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A man was sadly pronounced dead yesterday in Hatfield despite the 'best efforts' of an ambulance crew.

The ambulance service were called at 9.19am to St Albans Road, Hatfield to a man in his 80s having a cardiac arrest.

Two rapid response vehicles attended and arrived two and half minutes after receiving the call, followed by an ambulance crew and an Essex air ambulance, which landed on the Roe Hill playing fields.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “Despite best efforts from the ambulance crew he was sadly pronounced dead on the scene.

“Our thoughts are with the man’s family.”

Police were contacted by the ambulance service at 9.50am on March 6 to reports the air ambulance was attending the Swim Centre.

Officers attended to assist with road closures.

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