Air ambulance called after man collapses at Stevenage gym

The air ambulance lands at the scene

The air ambulance lands at the scene - Credit: Archant

A MAN has been taken to hospital after collapsing at a gym this morning (Tuesday).

Police and ambulance crews were called to truGym in Roaring Meg, Stevenage

Police and ambulance crews were called to truGym in Roaring Meg, Stevenage - Credit: Archant

Police, ambulance crews and the East Anglian Air Ambulance were called to Roaring Meg Retail Park in Stevenage just before 9am after a man in his 40s went into cardiac arrest at truGym.

The gym off Monkswood Way was evacuated, while police cordoned off an area so the air ambulance could land safely.

It arrived at 9.20am, with paramedics later taking the man to Lister Hospital in the town by land ambulance.

TruGym has since reopened.

Gym manager Tony Bygrave said: “I’m very sad that there’s been an incident like this and pretty devastated that it’s happened here.

“I want to say thank you to everybody – the emergency services and our staff – for their hard work, they were amazing. I wish the gentleman all the best and a speedy recovery.”

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Update: The man is in a critical but stable condition at Lister Hospital.

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