Elderly man dies after collapsing in Rothbury town centre

An elderly man has sadly died after collapsing in Rothbury town centre.

Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 4:20 pm

Emergency services were called to Front Street around 10am but were unable to save him.

A spokesperson for the North East Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 9.55am to a patient that had collapsed and became unconscious on the Front Street in Rothbury.

"CPR was in progress on scene and we dispatched two double crewed ambulances, a specialist paramedic and a clinical care manager.”

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Front Street in Rothbury.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson added: “At 10.05am we were alerted by the ambulance service to a man who was suffering a medical episode on Front Street, Rothbury.

“Emergency services attended the scene but sadly the man – in his 80s - was confirmed as deceased. His next of kin have been informed.

“There was no third party involvement and a report will be made for the coroner.”

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