Non-league goalkeeper saves fan's life

A non-league goalkeeper helps to save the life of a collapsed fan after being sent off during a match.

A non-league goalkeeper has helped to save the life of a collapsed fan after being sent off during a match.

Ben Scott, who works as a staff nurse, was shown a red card towards the end of Stocksbridge Park Steels' match against King's Lynn Town on Saturday before he was called into medical action.

"I started walking off the field, getting a nice bit of abuse as you do, when I noticed a young girl running past me," Scott is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"She said, 'a gentleman's died', so I followed her into the crowd and came across the gentleman on the floor. His heart was in an irregular rhythm."

Scott was assisted by the St John Ambulance crew in attendance before the man in question was taken to hospital where he made a full recovery.

"It was a fantastic bit of teamwork that gave that gentleman a fighting chance," he added.

The match itself ended as a thrilling 3-3 draw.

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