Man dies after having heart attack on yacht

Hayling RNLI were called out yesterday

Hayling RNLI were called out yesterday

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A MAN died after having a suspected heart attack on his yacht.

Hayling Island RNLI lifeboats were called out yesterday to East Head, at West Wittering, Chichester Harbour, to reports of a local man who had a cardiac arrest.

Both lifeboats were launched taking a defibrillator with them, arriving to find an NHS paramedic and a Community First responder on board.

Alan Bartlett, from Hayling RNLI, said: ‘RNLI crew went on board with the defibrillator and under the supervision of the NHS para-medic gave CPR to the casualty for some period.

‘Once the casualty was more stable he was transferred to the Harbour Patrol Launch and taken ashore, where further CPR was given by an NHS Emergency Crash team and the RNLI crew.

‘After an hour of trying the casualty was sadly pronounced dead at the scene and was taken away by the NHS team.

‘Our thoughts are with the family of the casualty, some of whom were on the yacht with him, and this service, a week after we celebrated 100 years of life saving, is particularly upsetting.’

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