Health centre staff mourn man's death

By Patrick LowmanSTAFF at a health centre are in mourning after a 67-year-old man collapsed and died while working out in a gym.The man, who has not been named, collapsed at the Clarice House health and leisure club in Horringer, near Bury St Edmunds, on Monday morning.

By Patrick Lowman

STAFF at a health centre are in mourning after a 67-year-old man collapsed and died while working out in a gym.

The man, who has not been named, collapsed at the Clarice House health and leisure club in Horringer, near Bury St Edmunds, on Monday morning.

It is believed the man had been exercising and had taken break to chat with other gym users when he suddenly collapsed.


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Staff battled to revive the man, who was a regular user of the centre, until paramedics arrived. He was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds, but he was later pronounced dead.

The incident happened at about 9.40am and the man's death has left staff and users of the gym shocked and upset.

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A Clarice House spokesman said: "The man was using the gym early on Monday morning when he collapsed. It was quite busy and people were upset by what happened.

"He had stopped exercising and was talking with some other people when he just collapsed. Our staff did try to revive him, but the paramedics got here very quickly and he was taken away in an ambulance.

"The man was a regular member of the club and always seemed fit and healthy. Obviously we are all very sad and shocked by what has happened. He was a popular member and it is a sad loss."

It is believed the man, who was retired, lived in the Bury St Edmunds area.

patrick.lowman@eadt.co.uk

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