18/10/2019

Barnsley supporter dies at Derby match


A Barnsley supporter expired while watching Wednesday nights Championship match against Derby in the team, Oakwell and local police have declared.
Jeffrey Wroe, 66, suffered a cardiac arrest to the end of the match and he couldnt be revived despite being handled by the emergency services.
A club statement read:Barnsley Football Club are profoundly saddened to learn of the passing of a supporter in Wednesday nights fixture from Derby County.
Sixty-six-year-old Jeffrey Wroe was treated with emergency services in Oakwell near the conclusion of the match, however devastatingly, was not able to be restored.
The team was liaising with and can definitely continue to support both the family and friends of Mr Wroe through this exceptionally tough time, even whilst asking for their privacy be honored.
Derby added on Twitter:Derby County Football Club is profoundly saddened to learn of this information and offers its condolences to the family and friends of Jeffrey Wroe.
South Yorkshire Police said in a statement:Physicians were alerted at 9.24pm into a man in cardiac arrest at the Barnsley vs Derby match at Oakwell.
Despite the very best efforts of the emergency services that the man died.
Barnsley attracted the game 2-2, and play with their next match off in Preston.

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