A man suffered heart attack while playing bingo!

February 8, 2011 - by mabel · Filed Under London Bingo Blog, London Bingo News Leave a Comment 

But, don’t worry he is now fine and recovering.

A bingo enthusiast suffered a heart attack while at this local bingo club enjoying himself playing the number spotting game but has now recovered and has returned for another contest – they do always say you have to get straight back on the horse!

The gentleman in question, Mr Lydon Wright of Goytre collapsed while he was playing the numbers game at his regularly frequented Castle Leisrue Club in Newport, as reported by the South Wales Argus.

Luckily for 57 year old Mr Wright, this is one of the very few clubs that is fully equipped with a defibrillator and the fully trained staff at the bingo hall were quick to react helping to bring Mr Wright round almost immediately.

John Featherstone and Marcus McLean were the actual employees who took action and it is probably their roles in the event which helped to save the father of six’s life, and fellow bingo player but fully qualifies nurse Kate Howells also helped out by performing CPR.

Despite Mr Wright’s poor health, as soon as he came round it was bingo he was thinking of. Mr Featherstone told the newspaper that the first thing he said was ‘Did I win?’, despite everyone esles concern it seems Mr Wright was not as fussed!

Once back on his feet, the retired butcher headed straight back to the bingo club and has been every Friday night to try his chances at winning the jackpot.

It seems that playing bingo could also help Mr Wright see in many more birthdays as 100 year old fan Fred Parry recently said that playing the game helped his brain to keep active.

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