Young rugby player collapses on field, critical

2012-04-24 20:05
Cape Town - A young Greytown High School pupil is in a critical condition after collapsing during a rugby game in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday, paramedics say.

The boy, an under fourteeen player, collapsed on the Carter High School field, where the game was being played, at around 17:00.

Paramedics arrived at the scene where first aiders were adminstering CPR on the boy, Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said.

"The medics immediately started with advanced life support resuscitation and managed to regain the heart beat," Botha said.

The boy was placed on a ventilator and taken to Grey’s Hospital.
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