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70-year-old American water polo player passes away

광주마스터즈 수구 경기중 쓰러진 70대 미국 선수 사망

70-year-old American water polo player passes away

 

A 70-year-old American water polo player passed away after suffering a heart attack.

 

The local organizers of the 2019 Gwangju FINA World Masters Championships said Sunday that a U.S. national 'A' died at around 5:30 a.m. while being treated for a heart attack at a hospital in Gwangju.

 

While taking part in a water polo match between the United States and Australia on Saturday, A suffered a heart attack and collapsed in the pool.

 

He was rescued from the water and CPR was performed on him. 'A' regained a pulse on site and was taken to a local hospital.

 

'A' underwent an emergency surgery, but was pronounced dead early Sunday morning.

 

Reportedly, 'A' had chronic heart conditions.

 

His family members met with officials at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul to discuss funeral procedures.

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