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Police save vulnerable man after air ambulance called to emergency in park

PUBLISHED: 17:46 25 June 2019 | UPDATED: 19:17 25 June 2019

Five police officers rushed to locate a man reportedly attempting to take his own life in Abbey Fields, Colchester, managing to locate him and give him CPR before paramedics and air ambulance crews arrived Picture: T/SGT RICHARD LEWINGTON

Five police officers rushed to locate a man reportedly attempting to take his own life in Abbey Fields, Colchester, managing to locate him and give him CPR before paramedics and air ambulance crews arrived Picture: T/SGT RICHARD LEWINGTON

T/SGT RICHARD LEWINGTON

A vulnerable man in cardiac arrest was taken to hospital after paramedics, police and an air ambulance after reportedly attempting to take his own life.

The Essex and Herts Air Ambulance was seen landing in colchester's Abbey Fields Picture: NIGE BROWNThe Essex and Herts Air Ambulance was seen landing in colchester's Abbey Fields Picture: NIGE BROWN

At about 3pm on June 25, members of the public reported emergency service vehicles pouring onto Abbey Fields in Colchester, as well as a helicopter landing in a field in the park.

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An ambulance spokesman said: "An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer vehicle and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to Abbeyfields, Colchester, shortly after 3pm on June 25, following reports of a man in cardiac arrest.

"One patient was transported to Colchester General Hospital by road ambulance."

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance have been approached for comment.

Essex Police have confirmed they are aware of the situation and have been approached for comment.


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