Footballer dies after collapsing during FA Youth Cup match

Paramedics who rushed to the scene could be seen, according to an eyewitness, shocking him with a defibrillator multiple times.
Footballer dies after collapsing during FA Youth Cup match
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West Bridgford Colts have been left saddened over the tragic death of a young footballer who suffered a suspected cardiac arrest while playing in an FA youth cup match.

UK Sun reports that Dylan Rich collapsed on the pitch during the match against Boston United on Thursday.

Paramedics who rushed to the scene could be seen, according to an eyewitness, shocking him with a defibrillator multiple times before he was taken to Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham, by land ambulance.

Sadly, Rich passed away on Sunday, according to a statement from the club.

They said in a statement: "It is with great sadness that, following the events of Thursday evening, we have to announce the tragic passing of Dylan Rich.

"This news has left everyone involved with our club devastated and heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his parents Mike and Anna, his sister Lucy and Dylan’s family, friends and teammates.

"The club would like to thank everyone within the Colts and wider football community for the hundreds of heartfelt messages and thoughts that we have received over the past few days.

"The Club will provide all the support it can to those players and club officials impacted by this tragic event, but for now there are no further words possible, and we ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy at this incredibly difficult time."

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