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Man, 31, has died following a suspected heart attack at a flat in Cinderford

By The Citizen  |  Posted: April 30, 2014


A man has died after suffering a suspected heart attack in the centre of Cinderford yesterday evening

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A MAN has died after suffering a suspected heart attack in the centre of Cinderford yesterday evening.

The 31-year-old was air lifted to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol after paramedics were called to a block of flats on Market Street at around 6.45pm.

Police were also called to the address shortly after ambulance crews arrived but say his death is not being treated as suspicious.

A spokesman for the South West Ambulance Trust said: “We received a call to Market Street at 6.47pm yesterday evening where a 31-year-old male was reported to be unconscious, and it looks like he suffered a cardiac arrest.

“CPR was carried out at the time but he was taken to Frenchay Hospital by Wiltshire Air Ambulance.”

A number of bystanders said they saw two land ambulances and police cars in the area and the air ambulance land in the grounds of Heywood Community School, on Causeway Road.

The ambulance service alerted police to the Market Street flats at around 7pm.

A Gloucestershire police spokesman said: “We were called following the collapse of a male, but the cause of the collapse remains unclear.

“Wiltshire Air Ambulance took him to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, where he sadly died in the early hours of the morning.

“The death is currently unexplained but it is not being treated as suspicious and is now a matter for the Avon Coroner.

“His next of kin have been informed.”

An inquest is yet to be opened.

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