A spectator has died of a suspected cardiac arrest at a the FA Vase tie between Gorleston and Basildon United

The man in his fifties collapsed in the second half of the game.

Play was suspended during Gorleston’s home game at Emerald Park in Woodfarm Lane and officials attempted to resuscitate the man.

The ambulance service were on the scene within five minutes and the air ambulance was called and landed on the pitch.

Despite attempts to resuscitate the man, he died at around 5pm.

The club’s secretary Colin Bray said he wanted to pass on his and the club’s condolences to the man’s family and friends.

“We have asked the league for their permission, as a mark of respect, to call off Tuesday’s match against Team Bury in the League Challenge Cup,” he added.

Mr Bray praised the ambulance staff and club officials for their response.

“They were great and did everything the could. The paramedics said everyone at the club did a terrific job but nothing more could be done.”

Source: www.eveningnews24.co.uk

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