Nilma-Darnum reserves club umpire Danny Burke spoke to Warragul & Drouin Gazette reporter Keith Anderson about his near death experience when he had a heart attack umpiring a game against Poowong on May 5th.
He was lucky on a number of counts. The club had a defibrillator, a nurse was a spectator in the crowd, one of the football trainers was trained in CPR and an ambulance was already en route to attend to an injured netballer.
He was flown to the Monash, where it was discovered he had a close to completely blocked artery.
He has since been given the all clear.
For the full story and interview, pick up a copy of the Warragul & Drouin Gazette, or subscribe online here http://wdgazette.pressreader.com/warragul-drouin-gazette
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