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Man dies at Diss leisure centre

13:25 30 April 2011

A man has died after suffering a heart attack in a leisure centre.

Neil Forder, whose age is unkown, was in the sauna at Diss Swim and Leisure Centre at 9.30pm on Thursday. He was given first aid by staff but died at the scene.

A South Norfolk Council spokesman, which owns the centre, said: “Staff involved were thanked by the ambulance crew who said it was some of the best layman’s heart massage they’d seen.”

He offered his condolences to Mr Forder’s family.

Would you like to pay tribute to Mr Forder? Contact reporter Rebecca Gough on 01362 854714, or email rebecca.gough@archant.co.uk.

1 comment

  • Carn't believe this !! Neil was a true gentleman & a pleasure to deal with work wise, this has shocked us all...Our thoughts now go out to Neils wife & children Andy & all at Burtons Timber

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    andy durrant

    Thursday, May 5, 2011

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