MAN SUFFERED HEART ATTACK WHILE OUT RUNNING AT MACRITCHIE, DID NOT SURVIVE

Dear A.S.S. Editor

A man in his 50’s who was reportedly jogging at the MacRitchie Nature Trail near the Singapore Island Country Club (SICC) last Saturday, was found lying on the ground. It was understood that he had suffered a heart attack, and subsequently died in the hospital.

SCDF reported that they received a call for help at around 11:05 am on Saturday. One witness, Mr Patrick Yap, also said that he was running when he saw the man, who wore a blue singlet and black shorts, lying on the ground in the distance. Together with a female jogger who was approaching from the opposite direction, they went over to attend to him but found him completely unresponsive.

Mr Yap called for an ambulance, before a family stopped to help. “The wife was a former nurse, so she put him in the recovery position,” Mr Yap recounted, referring to a position in which the person is lying down and turned to the side with the head facing sideways. “That was when he could breathe for a bit, gasping for air”. Unfortunately, the man did not survive the heart attack.

Robin Goh

A.S.S. Contributor

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