One dead, two critical after collapsing at MCG

One man died and two people are in hospital after collapsing at the MCG on Saturday night. Photo: Leigh Henningham

One man died and two people are in hospital after collapsing at the MCG on Saturday night. Photo: Leigh Henningham

An elderly football fan has died and two people are in a critical condition after three medical incidents at the MCG on Saturday night.

A man aged in his 80s went into cardiac arrest just after 7.30pm during the Essendon and Geelong game.

He died at the scene.

In other parts of the ground, a man in his 70s and a woman in her 20s collapsed.

It is thought the man experienced a heart attack while the woman suffered from a medical condition.

Both people were rushed to The Alfred hospital in a critical condition.

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen told 3AW it was fortunate that defibrillators were on hand at the venue.

The story ‘One dead, two critical after collapsing at MCG’ was first published on The Age.

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