Father died after collapsing in caravan at Gonerby Hill Foot

Grantham Magistrates Court

Grantham Magistrates Court

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A father died in hospital after collapsing in his caravan, a Grantham inquest heard.

The family of John Robertson, 69, called an ambulance when they found him collapsed on the floor of his caravan off Maltings Lane in Gonerby Hill Foot on November 22 last year.

Mr Robertson was conscious and talking when he was found by family members who said they had not heard from him for two or three days. They called for an ambulance at 5.17pm. When the paramedic arrived, Mr Roberston was confused and slurring his speech and had a weak pulse, the inquest heard. He was given oxygen and the paramedic called for back-up.

When he was put on a stretcher he went into cardiac arrest and he was given CPR. Doctors tried to resuscitate 
him at Grantham Hospital but he was confirmed dead at 6.12pm.

Coroner Stuart Fisher concluded that Mr Robertson died of a massive pulmonary embolus, or clots on the lungs.