May 31, 2018 4.28 pm This story is over 66 months old

Ambulance called to man at Lincoln gym

A defibrillator on site was used

An ambulance rushed to the scene after a man collapsed at a gym in Lincoln.

The man in his 60s is believed to have collapsed whilst on a treadmill at Total Fitness UK gym off Kingsley Road.

Eyewitnesses praised those who helped and gave CPR at the scene.

They said the on-site defibrillator was used and he was taken to Lincoln County Hospital by ambulance for further care.

A spokesperson for East Midlands Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 12:18pm to an incident at Total Fitness UK on Kingsley Road, Lincoln.

“The caller reported a patient who was unconscious and not breathing.

“We sent a paramedic on car, a double crewed ambulance and the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance medical car.

“One patient was taken to Lincoln County Hospital for further care.”

EMAS added that any premises’ with a defibrillator should register it with the ambulance service by contacting [email protected].

A an eyewitness at the scene, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “A man has had a cardiac arrest at Total Fitness.

“An ambulance and first responders arrived in short time and a defibrillator was needed. A man in his 60s needed CPR. They needed to clear the gym floor.”