Cadiz statement after fan suffers cardiac arrest during Barça game

Cadiz statement after fan suffers cardiac arrest during Barça game

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The LaLiga side released a statement detailing events during Saturday's fixture

LaLiga side Cadiz have confirmed that the fan who suffered a cardiac arrest during Saturday's defeat to Barcelona is recovering in hospital.

The fixture was halted for over 50 minutes due to the medical emergency in the crowd, with Barça helping by offering a second defibrillator.

Here is the Cadiz statement: 

In the 81st minute of the match against Barcelona, the game was paused as a result of a health alert in the stands. The protocol established with the medical services quickly became operational, assisting a man who had suffered a cardiac arrest.

A defibrillator was dispatched to the stands to attempt resuscitation. At the same time, Barcelona offered a second defibrillator in case it was necessary. This defibrillator was taken to the stands by the players themselves.

The resuscitation attempt was successful and the fan was transferred to the ICU of the Puerta del Mar Hospital, where he remains hospitalised.

In addition, one of the camera operators fainted at the same time. He was also quickly treated by the stadium's medical staff without major consequences.

Cadiz would like to thank the exemplary behaviour of the fans during this situation, as well as the members of the medical and security teams for their prompt action so that the incident had a happy ending.

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