By Sally Underwood • 25 April 2021 • 10:29
Denia Rugby Player Dies During Match. Image: Wikimedia
The Denia Barabarians rugby player died during a match against Alzira Rugby Club.
According to Denia Digital, the player died during the second category match against Alzira Rugby Club in Alzira.
The Rugby Federation of the Valencian Community (FRCV) said that the player began to feel ill in the fifteenth minute of the second half of the match yesterday and left the pitch before he later became unconscious.
The federation said medical services tried to resuscitate him but could not prevent his death.
The 34-year-old had not been hit during the match, however at the start of the second half he began to feel unwell and came off the pitch to be attended.
Shortly afterwards, he lost consciousness and attempts to resuscitate him by the health workers that went to the sports grounds could not prevent his death.
The federation said: “From the FRCV we want to send a big hug to the family and the whole Denia team in these difficult times.”
The news comes after a British tourist killed in a fall from a Magaluf, Mallorca, hotel two years ago was revealed to be a rugby player.
He was a player for Minehead Barbarians RFC in Somerset. A statement from the club said: “It is with deepest sadness that we have to inform you that one of our own, Freddie Pring, has been involved in an accident abroad and has passed away.
“Our love and condolences reach out to everyone that knew Freddie.”
The tragedy occurred at about 3am. Locals called emergency services when they saw something fall from a balcony. Local Police arrived to find Mr Pring in a critical condition.
Medics gave him immediate aid, but he died at the scene. Police had to wake up the victim’s friends to tell them what had happened.
He had been staying with them at a hotel called the Wave House on Mallorca.
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