UPDATE SUNDAY 10.45AM: Man in a stable condition after heart attack at Holbeach show

Library picture: Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire air ambulance.
Library picture: Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire air ambulance.

A man thought to be in his early 60s is stable and hospital this morning after suffering a heart attack at the annual Holbeach Town and Country Fayre.

The man from Derbyshire was compering at the event on King’s Field, off the B1168 Fen Road, Holbeach, when he suddenly collapsed at about noon on Saturday.

Paramedics treated the man at the scene before he was airlifted to Lincoln County Hospital where he is said to be in a stable condition.

John Ward, one of the event organisers, said: “He is sitting up in bed and he’s had a bit of toast.”

SATURDAY 4.35PM: Man suffers suspected heart attack at Holbeach showA man has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a suspected heart attack at this weekend’s Holbeach Town and Country Fayre.

Paramedics were called to King’s Field, off Ravens Gate and Fen Road, Holbeach, where a man working as an announcer at the annual community event suddenly collapsed at about noon.

John Ward, one of the event organisers, said: “I was talking to the announcer and then went off to do my rounds at the show.

“By the time I’d got to the gate, I heard an announcement that an ambulance was on the way to the showground as the announcer had just suffered a heart attack.

“One or two people got him into the back of a Range Rover, but an air ambulance was called when they realised that he was in a more serious condition than we thought.”

The man was airlifted to Lincoln County Hospital but there is no news yet as to his condition.