Leyton Orient supporter dies despite fans rushing on to pitch vs Lincoln City to signal medical emergency
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A Leyton Orient fan has tragically passed away following a medical emergency during their game against Lincoln City.
Tuesday's League One fixture was abandoned following a medical emergency in the crowd.
Orient were leading 1-0 in the 84th minute when the match was suspended.
Before the game came to a halt, fans invaded the pitch and sat on the turf in a bid to get the game stopped so the supporter could receive medical attention.
Both sets of players were eventually taken off the field as the game was suspended until further notice.
The fan, who received CPR on the side of the pitch, has sadly died following a heart attack.
A London Ambulance Service spokesperson told The Independent: "We were called yesterday at 9:28pm to reports of a person becoming unwell at Leyton Orient Football Club, on Brisbane Road.
"We sent a number of resources to the scene, including an incident response officer, two medics in fast-response cars and an ambulance crew.
"Our first medic arrived in approximately four minutes.
"We treated a man at the scene, but very sadly, despite our teams’ best efforts, he was later pronounced dead."
On social media, Orient released a statement after the game, which read: "Tuesday’s fixture against Lincoln City was abandoned due to a medical emergency in the East Stand of Brisbane Road.
"The thoughts of everyone at Leyton Orient Football Club are with the individual involved and their loved ones at this distressing time.
"The club would like to thank all supporters in attendance at Brisbane Road this evening for the understanding and compassion shown, during a very difficult situation."
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