Fan was a season ticket holder at Goodison
A man has passed away in hospital this evening after a suspected heart attack at the Everton vs Stoke match this afternoon.
Police officers, an off duty doctor and paramedics tried to resuscitate the 51 year old man after he was taken ill around 4.15pm.
He was later taken to Aintree Hospital where he died.
Liverpool ECHO reporter at the match Greg O’Keeffe described how the man appeared to be receiving CPR in the Park Road stand as the game against Stoke City continued.
He also said a stretcher and “what could be a defibrillator machine” were brought up the steps to the back of the stand where the fan was being treated.
A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police said: “Merseyside Police can confirm that a 51-year-old man has died after suffering what’s believed to be a heart attack at the Everton game today.
“The man, who was a spectator in the Park Road stand, became unwell just after 4.15pm.
“Officers, an off duty doctor and paramedics performed CPR on the man prior to the arrival of an ambulance.
“He was then taken to the Aintree Hospital, where he died a short while later. His family have been informed.”
A spokesman for the club confirmed paramedics had attended a fan in the ground, who was subsequently taken to hospital.
A North West Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed they had attended an incident at the ground. She said: “We got a call. A male was taken to Aintree University Hospital.”
Everton won the match 1-0, but the result never matters in a situation like this. Our thoughts go out to his family.
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10