Diner dies after heart attack

AN elderly woman died after suffering a heart attack while dining at Twin Towns Services Club.

Police said the 85-year-old Kirra woman was in one of the Tweed Heads club's restaurants about 7.30pm on Sunday when she had a heart attack.

Twin Towns chief executive Rob Smith said staff at the restaurant rushed to the woman's aid.

“Staff members rendered every assistance they could,” Mr Smith said. “The staff members involved have been offered counselling.”

A spokeswoman for the Ambulance Service of NSW said paramedics re- sponded to reports that the woman was in cardiac arrest.

“A person at the scene was giving her CPR. Paramedics arrived and took her to The Tweed Hospital in a critical condition,” the spokeswoman said.

Mr Smith said it was not the first time an incident like that had occurred at the Wharf Street club.

“Sadly, people take ill at the club just as they do anywhere else. When you've got two million people coming through the doors it is only realistic that some of them will take ill,” Mr Smith said.



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