UPDATE: Man, 53, taken to hospital after heart attack

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THE man who had a medical episode in Chichester this morning (February 28), has been taken to hospital by land ambulance.

A 53-year-old man had suffered a cardiac arrest in a stationary van near the level crossing in Basin Road.

The air ambulance landed at the bus station in Chichester

The air ambulance landed at the bus station in Chichester

Members of the public called the ambulance at 8.10am, and Sussex Police shut the road to make way for the air ambulance, as well as road ambulances.

He was then taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth by road ambulance, with members of the air ambulance on board.

One eyewitness, a Chichester District Council litter-picker, said: “It was a man, he looked fairly young and he was driving a van.”

A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said the man had suffered a heart attack, and thanked everyone for acting quickly.

“Thanks to everyone for thinking quickly at the time, it has given this patient the best possible chance of survival,” he said.

Sussex Police said the road was opened at 9.15am, and there was no collision or damage as a result of the incident.