Pensioner dies in hospital after collapsing in Jarrow Cemetery

A pensioner has died in hospital after he collapsed in Jarrow Cemetery on Sunday, March 15.

Monday, 16th March 2020, 12:34 pm
Updated Monday, 16th March 2020, 3:12 pm
A pensioner has died after collapsing at Jarrow Cemetery.

A 67-year-old man was pronounced dead in hospital hours after emergency services were called to Jarrow Cemetery.

Witnesses reported seeing police officers and forensic teams at the scene throughout Sunday afternoon but Northumbria Police confirmed there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman told the Gazette: “We received a report of ambulance presence at Jarrow Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Jarrow, yesterday (Sunday) at 12.30pm after a 67-year-old man collapsed.

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“Paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the man to hospital. Sadly he was pronounced dead before 2pm.

“There are no suspicious circumstances.”

The North East Ambulance Service confirmed it transported a man to South Tyneside District Hospital on Sunday.

A spokeswoman added: “We dispatched four of our resources including two hazardous area response teams (HART) and a specialist paramedic.”