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Air ambulance scrambled but paramedics unable to save Peterborough man

The Magpas Helimedix air ambulance lands near the scene of the incident in Millfield, Peterborough. Photo: Rowland Hobson

The Magpas Helimedix air ambulance lands near the scene of the incident in Millfield, Peterborough. Photo: Rowland Hobson

A man who died after collapsing at a home in the Millfield area of Peterborough last Thursday (20 February) has been named.

Sergejs Petrovs (42) died after collapsing at a property in Gladstone Street, Peterborough, shortly before 11am on Thursday.

Emergency services including police officers, paramedics and the Magpas Helimedix Air Ambulance, which landed in a nearby playing field, attended the incident but Mr Petrovs, originally from Latvia, died at the scene.

A spokesperson for the Peterborough Coroner’s Office said that Mr Petrovs had died as a result of natural causes and that an inquest into his death would not be held.

A police spokesperson said: “We were called to reports of the sudden death of a man at a property in Gladstone Street shortly before 11am.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”

A spokesperson for the ambulance service said they were called after reports that a man in his 40s was in a serious condition after collapsing at 10.10am.

A spokesperson for Magpas confirmed that crews had attended the incident but said there was little that could be done for the patient, due to the severity of his condition.

Nearby residents have expressed their shock at the incident.

James Price, of nearby Lincoln Road, said: “I watched the air ambulance hover over for a while and then land on playing field and saw the paramedics dashing off somewhere.

“I assumed that something serious had happened but to hear that somebody has died is a bit of a shock.”

Paul Ingram, of Springfield Road, said: “There was quite a lot of activity in the street, I saw an ambulance and police car go past.

“It’s not the kind of area where everybody knows each other but I’m sure there will be a lot of people upset to hear that someone has died.”

Did you know Mr Petrovs and would like to pay tribute to him?

Contact the PT at news@peterboroughtoday.co.uk or call 01733 588728.

 
 
 

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