This is why an air ambulance and police were called to Tamworth's Snowdome

Written by on June 10, 2019

A swimmer is in a serious condition after suffering a cardiac arrest at Tamworth’s Snowdome.

Two air ambulances landed at the popular leisure centre after the medical drama on Sunday afternoon (June 10.)

He was pulled from the pool while in cardiac arrest before bystanders and staff began CPR – reports Birmingham Live.

Two air ambulances were scrambled to the indoor ski centre – and can be seen landing on the car park in the video above.

Another two ambulances also raced to the scene, with paramedics rushing inside to save the man’s life.

They took over and managed to restart his heart.

He was then taken to hospital in a serious condition by one of the two land ambulances on blue lights.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We were called by the Snowdome to reports of a patient in cardiac arrest at 5.28pm.

An air ambulance parked up close by (Image: Tech-Mark Media)
“Two ambulances a paramedic officer, and two Midland Air ambulances attended.

“One helicopter had a doctor on board.

“Crews arrived to find a man in cardiac arrest who was being given CPR by staff and bystanders after reportedly being pulled out of a swimming pool. They also had a defibrillator on scene.

“Crews took over resuscitation efforts and administered advanced life support.

“Crews managed to restart the man’s heart but he remained in a serious condition and was taken by land ambulance to Heartlands on blue lights for emergency care.”

 


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