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Watford V Chelsea Match Suspended Due To Medical Emergency In Stand

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Watford V Chelsea Match Suspended Due To Medical Emergency In Stand

Watford's match against Chelsea has been suspended following a medical emergency in the ground.

Chelsea's medical team were seen sprinting across the pitch at Vicarage Road tonight (1 December) to help a fan who was in need of treatment in the opening minutes off the game.

According to Amazon Prime, the medical team then administered CPR and were able to stabilise the individual's condition.

The fan has since been transferred to Watford General Hospital, which is next door to the ground, via ambulance.

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Both sets of players were ordered to leave the pitch and head back towards the dressing room.

In a post to its Twitter account, Watford Football Club confirmed the distressing news.

A fan fell ill during tonight's match between Watford and Chelsea. Credit: Alamy
A fan fell ill during tonight's match between Watford and Chelsea. Credit: Alamy

A spokesperson said: "There is a break in play due to a medical emergency in the crowd.

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"Both teams have left the field."

Earlier this year, a pair of doctors and a nurse rushed over to help a fellow fan who had suffered a heart attack during a Newcastle United game.

Dr Tom Prichard was at the game with his pal, Matthew Anderson, who is also a doctor. The pair rushed down to help the fan who had suffered a cardiac arrest.

Also on hand to provide assistance was nurse Ruth McDonald who performed CPR on the man until medics arrived.

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According to reports, staff from the St. John's Ambulance team were quick to get to the scene after Ruth and another nurse had been giving chest compressions and cut off the man's top for the defibrillator pads.

Ruth (top right with the blue coat and Newcastle scarf). Credit: Facebook
Ruth (top right with the blue coat and Newcastle scarf). Credit: Facebook

Speaking about the incident, Dr Tom Prichard said: "It all happened so quickly to be honest.

"I was sat at the Gallagher end, I could see there was something going on with the fans, they were calling over to the stewards and first raiders and I saw a lady there doing CPR on someone, so as an A&E doctor I thought I better go and offer a hand if I can and see what help I can give here.

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"It's something you see at work fairly often but I haven't really seen this outside of a hospital before, there was an elderly gentleman lying on the seats in cardiac arrest.

"Luckily St John's were fairly quick, got the pads on quickly, took over CPR.

"Another friend who sat next to me, he come over as well and we gave the guy a shock with the defibrillator.

"Very quickly the intensive care doctor arrive, the cardiology doctor arrived and we were able to bring him back again."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Doctor, UK News, Chelsea, Football, Health, Newcastle United

Dominic Smithers
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