Man airlifted after Hastings Half Marathon in ‘serious condition’

A man who collapsed at the finish line of the Hastings Half Marathon was resuscitated before being airlifted to hospital, the ambulance service has confirmed.

Monday, 25th March 2019, 10:55 am
Updated Monday, 25th March 2019, 10:56 am

Two cars and an ambulance from the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) were sent to the finish line in Sea Road, St Leonards, at 12.25pm.

A SECAmb spokesman said crews were responding to reports a person had collapsed and was in cardiac arrest and required resuscitation.

The patient was resuscitated before being airlifted to Eastbourne District General Hospital at 1pm, the spokesman added.

Hastings Half Marathon air ambulance. Picture: Kevin Boorman
Hastings Half Marathon air ambulance. Picture: Kevin Boorman

The spokesman said he was taken in a ‘serious condition’.

More than 2,400 completed the Hastings Half Marathon on Sunday (March 24) with many raising money for a charity or needy cause.

The air ambulance landed close to the finish line of the Hastings Half Marathon. Picture: Simon Newstead