COUNTY NEWS UPDATE: Man to be discharged following incident at Sussex festival

A man who was rushed to hospital in an '˜extremely serious' condition after a medical incident at a Sussex festival is to be discharged from hospital this afternoon, police have said

Sunday, 12th June 2016, 4:23 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 11:58 pm
Paramedics treat man in 'extremely serious' condition after Wild Life Festival incident.

The man, in his 20s, was taken ill near one of the gates at WILD LIFE Festival, at Shoreham Airport, at around 7pm last night (Saturday June 11), police said.

He suffered a cardiac arrest and was treated at the scene by the on site medical team.

South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) said a critical care paramedic was also sent to help treat the man.

“The patient was taken to the Royal Sussex County hospital in Brighton in an extremely serious condition,” a SECAmb spokesman said.

Sussex Police also attended the incident.

Police said he was responding to treatment last night and that he was expected to be discharged from hospital later this afternoon.

Rob Ballantine, director of SJM which is organising the festival, said: “We are very pleased with the response of the medical team - we wish them a very speedy recovery”

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