By Matthew Roscoe •
Updated: 20 Apr 2022 • 21:17
UPDATE 9.17 pm (April 20) – THE school of a young 10-year-old girl, who died after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest on April 19 at a South-West London leisure centre, issued a statement on Wednesday, April 20.
A spokesman for Hotham Primary School said: “Our entire school community has been left shocked, saddened and deeply upset at today’s tragic events involving a pupil from our school who has sadly passed away.
“Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with her family as they come to terms with their loss and we will do all we can to support them and also our staff and all our pupils in the difficult days ahead.”
Further to the statement from the school, a spokeswoman for Putney Leisure Centre also released a brief statement: “Unfortunately at the leisure centre yesterday a girl became unwell. She was taken to hospital and we later found out she died. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.”
ORIGINAL 6.13 am (April 20) – A YOUNG 10-year-old girl dies following a heart attack at a leisure centre in South-West London on Tuesday, April 19, according to reports.
The tragic incident occurred at Putney Leisure Centre on Dryburgh Road around 2.45 pm (UK time). The girl is believed to have suffered a cardiac arrest, as reported by the Evening Standard.
A spokesperson from the London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 2.38 pm today (19 April) to reports of an incident at Putney Leisure Centre.
“We sent a number of resources, including an ambulance crew, an advanced paramedic, two medics in fast response cars, and an incident response officer.
“We treated a patient at the scene and took them as a priority to hospital.”
According to the Mirror, the child died of a cardiac arrest a short while after being transferred to the hospital.
According to police, the incident is being treated as an “unexplained” death and the young girl’s next of kin has been informed.
Following the incident, the leisure centre announced that it had closed.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances, the centre is closed. We apologise for any inconvenience.
“We will continue to keep our customers updated,” the statement read.
The tragic incident happened a couple of months after a young boy suffered a cardiac arrest at a soft play centre in the UK.
On February 1, an 8-year-old boy died following a heart attack at the Crash Bang Wallop indoor play centre in Lindon Road, Walsall.
*Correction from original story – the 10-year-old girl suffered a cardiac arrest, not a heart attack.
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A heart attack and cardiac arrest are two entirely different things! In layman’s terms, a cardiac arrest is an electrical problem and a heart attack, plumbing.
Why do journalists always get this wrong?
Why are kids suddently dying of heart problems? I think most people actually know the answer……
Yeah we do…VAXXED
Vaccine of course.
“The tragic incident happened a couple of months after a young boy suffered a cardiac arrest at a soft play centre in the UK.” Isn’t anyone in government questioning why suddenly we are seeing young CHILDREN dying of cardiac arrest or having cardiac issues at all????!! My guess is they will continue trying to sweep the obvious under the rug hoping it will all pass quietly until more and more youth, athletes, etc die. SHAMEFUL and CRIMINAL!! We all know the answer. None of these ‘unexplained’ deaths happened prior to the COVID JABS.
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