CPR performed after man collapses outside Stadium of Light in 'serious medical incident' following Ipswich Town game

Emergency services were called and CPR was performed after a man collapsed outside the Stadium of Light following the victory over Ipswich Town.

Saturday, 20th November 2021, 8:15 pm

Emergency services were called to the Stadium of Light following the clubs 2-0 win at home to Ipswich Town for what was described as a ‘serious medical incident’

CPR was performed at the scene after an elderly man collapsed before being transported to Sunderland Royal Hospital.

A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 17:03 to reports of a person collapsed next to the Stadium of Light in Sunderland. CPR was in progress at the scene. We sent a specialist paramedic, a rapid response paramedic and an emergency ambulance and transported an elderly male to Sunderland Royal Hospital."

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Stadium of Light, Sunderland

Drivers have been warned to avoid the area as traffic delays may be possible.

A Stadium of Light spokesperson said: “We are currently working with the emergency services following a serious medical incident outside the stadium. Fans are advised that there may be traffic delays as a result and motorists are asked to avoid the area where possible.”