UPDATE: Man dies after collapsing in Crawley town centre

Ambulance SUS-150809-140140001
Ambulance SUS-150809-140140001

A man died after he collapsed in Crawley town centre yesterday (Wednesday January 20).

A member of the public attempted to save the man’s life prior to the arrival of paramedics, but he died at the scene.

A spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service said paramedics were called to reports of a medical incident in The Boulevard at about 2.40pm.

Two ambulance crews were sent to the scene, near the town hall, and the road was partially closed while CPR was carried out.

The spokesperson said: “There was already a first aider at the scene, who began CPR. We were grateful for that.

“Our crews continued CPR that proved unsuccessful, and he was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.”

The cause of death is unknown at this stage.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said the incident is not being treated as a police matter.

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