US Open

Spectator dies at US Open

2017-06-17 08:19
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Erin - A spectator at the US Open died after collapsing in the grandstands, organisers said on Friday.

The 94-year-old man was given first aid by emergency services after being reported to be "pulseless and non-breathing," a statement said.

"The subject was later transferred to an on-site ambulance, where he was pronounced dead," officials said.

"No foul play is suspected and the death appears to be of natural causes," a statement added.

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