East Anglian Air Ambulance called as man suffers fatal heart attack in Barkway

PUBLISHED: 13:16 10 April 2017 | UPDATED: 13:16 10 April 2017

The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Library image

The East Anglian Air Ambulance. Library image

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Police and an air ambulance were called after a 54-year-old man suffered a heart attack in Barkway last week.

An ambulance crew, two rapid response vehicles, and an ambulance officer were also dispatched to the incident just before 9am on Tuesday to a house in Townsend Close.

They treated the man, who was then airlifted by the East Anglian Air Ambulance to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in a critical condition.

Police have since confirmed that the patient sadly died.

At this stage officers are not treating the man’s death as suspicious and no-one else is being sought in connection with the incident.

It emerged at the weekend that the helicopter pilot was the Duke of Cambridge, who stopped to use the bathroom at The Tally Ho pub in the village while crew tended to the man.

Following the unexpected arrival, pub staff wrote on Facebook: “Prince William was attending an incident in Barkway today and used The Tally Ho’s facilities hope all involved are doing well and we are sending best wishes.”

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