Heart attack death at Makara Peak

Last updated 09:11 18/02/2013

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A 50-year-old Wellington man died after suffering a heart attack in Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park on Saturday.

He collapsed on the BMX bike track and Wellington Free Ambulance were called, though the man died at the park.

A second man suffered a severe cardiac arrest while in the car park of Kilbirnie Pak 'N Save on Saturday morning.

The 65-year-old was taken by ambulance to Wellington Hospital, where he suffered two further heart attacks.

Wellington Free Ambulance operations team manager Mark Shakespeare said the case of the 65-year-old showed how important it was to have defibrillators in public places.

"Defibrillators are extremely easy to use, even for members of the public, and they can make a real difference in a life or death situation."

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