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Drama in Balranald

  • Drama in Balranald

Kerang Reserves Player Saved After Heart Attack

Kerang reserves footballer Patrick Featonby is currently in a stable condition at the Prince Alfred Hospital in Melbourne after suffering a heart attack in the first quarter of their reserves match against Balranald on Saturday.

Kerang Football Netball Club President Rob Fisher has said that Featonby is in good spirits following further cardiology tests earlier today, with the club set to keep in constant contact with him as his condition improves.

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Officials and spectators alike managed to keep Featonby alive following his collapse in the first quarter, using a defibrillator and CPR to resuscitate him before ambulance officials arrived.

Featonby was transported to Mildura Hospital before being taken to Melbourne for further testing.

The reserves match, as well as the seniors match and the netball match, was called off as a result of the incident.

League chairman John Brookshaw says the decision on how to split the points will be made in the coming days.